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Chairman of the Military Committee affirms NATO solidarity with Czech Republic during visit to Prague

The Chairman of the Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited the Czech Republic 3-5 May 2021. While in Prague, the Chairman met with Prime Minister Babis, Defence Minister Mr. Lubomir Metnar, Chair of the Defence Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament, Ms. Jana Cernochova and the Chief of Defence, General Ales Opata.
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NATO Secretary General and the Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister discuss NATO’s forward looking agenda ahead of NATO Summit

Today (7 May 2021) NATO Secretary General welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Slovenia, Matej Tonin, to NATO Headquarters. They exchanged views on the preparations for the NATO Summit to be held on 14 June, including the NATO 2030 process and fairer burden sharing across the Alliance.
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Deputy Secretary General discusses NATO-EU cooperation at military mobility symposium

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, speaking at the Military Mobility Symposium co-organized by the European Defence Agency and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union on Thursday (6 May 2021), stressed the importance of strong NATO-EU cooperation on military mobility in order to maintain preparedness and preserve collective security.
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NATO Secretary General discusses military mobility, Russia, Afghanistan with EU Defence Ministers

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (6 May 2021) that NATO continues to closely monitor Russia’s significant military build-up in and around Ukraine.
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Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 to test NATO readiness and military mobility

NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 kicks off this month, bringing together more than 20 NATO Allies and partners from North America and Europe1. “Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 will test NATO’s readiness and military mobility – with forces deploying across land and sea, all the way from North America to the Black Sea region and off the coast of Portugal,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “With over 9,000 troops, the exercise demonstrates that NATO has the capabilities and the resolve to protect all Allies against any threat,” he added.
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Denmark reaffirms its commitment to command NATO Mission Iraq

Today (6 May 2021), Lieutenant-General Michael Lollesgaard of the Danish Armed Forces assumed command of the NATO Mission Iraq, following a ceremony held in Baghdad. He succeeds Lieutenant General Per Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces, who had commanded the mission since November 2020.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General: unity and adaptation are key in today’s uncertain world

Speaking at the annual Riga Conference on Thursday (6 May 2021), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance of strategic communications to help build resilience among Allied societies faced with increased hybrid activities, including disinformation. “Such hostile activities seek to undermine our democracies, our institutions, our shared values, on which our Alliance is founded”, he said.
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NATO Secretary General hails long-standing partnership with Jordan

Today (5 May 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed King Abdullah II of Jordan at NATO Headquarters.
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NATO successfully tests Rapid Air Mobility procedures

NATO successfully tested procedures to fast-track the airlift of troops and equipment across Europe in a simulated crisis exercise in April. The three-day test of the Alliance’s “rapid air mobility” initiative was held in close coordination with Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation.
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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee reiterates NATO’s enduring commitment to Georgia

On 28-29 April 2021, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach was in Georgia to meet the President, H.E. Salome Zourabishvili, the Prime Minister H.E. Irakli Garibashvili, the Minister of Defence Mr Juansher Burchuladze and the Chief of Defence Major General Giorgi Matiashvili. He also attended a special ceremony to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Georgian Defence Forces.

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