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2 Nov. 2017

Secretary General: global threats require global responses

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that global threats require global responses in a press point at the ASAN Institute of Policy Studies on Thursday (2 November 2017). The Secretary General called for diplomatic, political and economic pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear arms and ballistic missiles. Noting the essential role of NATO’s partnerships, Mr. Stoltenberg announced a new partnership plan between the Alliance and the Republic of Korea.

1 Nov. 2017

NATO Secretary General arrives in the Republic of Korea

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began a two-day trip to the Republic of Korea on Wednesday (1 November 2017) for talks on common security challenges and deepening the Alliance’s partnership with Seoul.

1 Nov. 2017

NATO participates in UN Security Council debates on Women, Peace and Security and Children in Armed Conflict

Today (31 October 2017), NATO’s Senior Advisor on Children and Armed Conflict – Resolute Support, Mr. Swen Dornig, participated in a UN Security Council debate on Children in Armed Conflict.

31 Oct. 2017

Secretary General: NATO and Japan are natural partners

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Tuesday (31 October 2017), during the second day of his visit to the region. Calling NATO and Japan “natural partners”, the Secretary General stressed the importance of working together to face shared challenges - notably the behaviour of North Korea. Speaking alongside Prime Minister Abe, the Secretary General called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. “We agree that they pose a global threat, which requires a global response,” he said.

31 Oct. 2017

Secretary General: NATO stands in solidarity with Asia-Pacific region

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit to Japan on Tuesday (31 October 2017), with a speech at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that North Korea’s destabilising behaviour poses a threat to international peace and security, and that NATO stands in solidarity with its partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

31 Oct. 2017

NATO Secretary General outlines new ''Geography of Danger''

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the Alliance’s policy towards the Asia-Pacific region – including North Korea – in a speech in Tokyo on Tuesday (31 October 2017). Addressing the Japan National Press Club, he described how a shift in “the geography of danger” means that nowadays, many of “the challenges we face are global”. Acknowledging the threat to peace and security posed by North Korea, Mr. Stoltenberg called on Pyongyang to “abandon its nuclear programme once and for all”; to “suspend the development of ballistic missiles”; and to “refrain from further testing”. He also reiterated that “NATO strongly supports a peaceful, negotiated solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.”

30 Oct. 2017

NATO Secretary General arrives in Japan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived in Tokyo for a three-day visit, reinforcing the Alliance’s long-standing partnership with Japan.

27 Oct. 2017

NATO launches first scientific cooperation initiative with Algeria

For the first time, the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is supporting a multi-year research project with Algeria. The new activity will develop an innovative detection system to help in the fight against terrorism while engaging key partners in practical cooperation.

27 Oct. 2017

North Atlantic Council visits KFOR, confirming NATO’s commitment to Kosovo

Led by NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) is visiting KFOR on Friday (27 October 2017). NATO Ambassadors, joined by representatives of the non-NATO KFOR contributing nations and the European Union, met with the Commander of KFOR, Major General Giovanni Fungo, the Director of the NATO Advisory and Liaison Team Brigadier General Ralf Hoffmann, Mr. Rrustem Berisha, responsible for the Kosovo Security Forces, and with the other international organisations present in Kosovo (the United Nations, the EU and the OSCE).

26 Oct. 2017

Secretary General discusses NATO-Russia Council

The NATO-Russia Council met on Thursday (26 October 2017) in Brussels, for the third time this year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who chaired the meeting, noted that Allies and Russia had an open and useful exchange on three topics: Ukraine, Afghanistan and transparency and risk reduction. “Our dialogue is not easy, but that is exactly why our dialogue is so important,” he stressed.

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