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31 May. 2018

NATO-Russia Council meets in Brussels

The NATO-Russia Council met at Ambassadorial level in Brussels on Thursday (31 May 2018).

29 May. 2018

NATO starts Montenegro air patrols

NATO Allies Italy and Greece will begin NATO air patrols over Montenegro on 5 June 2018. Montenegro joined NATO in June last year. As the country does not have its own fighter planes, it has asked Allies to help secure its airspace. NATO air policing missions protect the skies of those Allies that do not have their own air force. There are currently several of these air policing missions across Europe.

29 May. 2018

NATO and partners focus on strengthening gender perspectives

The annual conference of the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) took place from 29 May to 1 June 2018, in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s theme was “A 360 degree approach to gender”. The conference aimed to raise awareness of gender initiatives across the political, military and social domains in NATO, the United Nations (UN), the European Union, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and their respective nations and partners.

29 May. 2018

Financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces key to lasting security in Afghanistan

NATO Allies and partners are staying the course in their support to the financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces. At the yearly plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army (ANA) Trust Fund Board, held today (Tuesday, 29 May 2018) at NATO Headquarters, they reviewed – together with representatives of the donor community – the Trust Fund management arrangements and implementation.

29 May. 2018

NATO Days in Georgia highlight public diplomacy

The 11th annual NATO Days in Georgia took place from 16 April to 1 May 2018. President Giorgi Margvelashvili opened the event in the capital, Tbilisi. More than 60 activities were held in eight regions across the country, aiming to raise awareness of NATO-Georgia cooperation.

28 May. 2018

Secretary General addresses NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the key themes of the upcoming Summit of Allied leaders in a keynote speech to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw on Monday (28 May 2018).

25 May. 2018

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on MH17 investigation

The Netherlands and Australia have announced that they hold Russia responsible for its part in the downing of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. I call on Russia to accept responsibility and fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability, in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166.

24 May. 2018

Allies agree Japan’s Mission to NATO

The North Atlantic Council agreed on Thursday (24 May 2018) to accept Japan’s request to designate its Embassy to Belgium as its Mission to NATO. The Ambassador of Japan to Belgium will be the Head of the Mission of Japan to NATO.

24 May. 2018

NATO-EU Roundtable

On 24 May 2018 the EUMS hosted the NATO-EU roundtable conference which was co-chaired by NATO’s Deputy Director for the Policy and Capabilities Division of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Brigadier General Miha Skerbinc and the Director CONCAP EUMS, Brigadier General Heinz Krieb.

24 May. 2018

Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attends the 12th conference of the Chiefs of Defence of the Balkan countries

Belgrade – Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Shepro, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attended the 12th Balkan Countries Chiefs of Defence (CHoDs) Conference from 22 & 23 May in Belgrade, Serbia. The Lieutenant General discussed with the participating Chiefs of Defence and high ranking military officials ways of strengthening peace and security as well as military cooperation.

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