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Multinational precision-guided munitions programme increases momentum

With Belgium and the Netherlands two additional NATO Allies signed today (Thursday 8 October) a Letter of Intent for a Smart Defence effort on the multinational provision of air-to-ground precision-guided munitions (PGMs).
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NATO Defence Ministers take further steps to enhance collective defence

NATO Defence Ministers took further steps on Thursday (8 October 2015) to make the Alliance’s collective defence stronger. “This sends a clear message to all NATO citizens: NATO will defend you. NATO is on the ground. NATO is ready,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
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Defence Ministers welcome progress on NATO-Georgia relations and discuss NATO’s long-term adaptation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Georgia’s progress on reforms “is on the right track” Thursday (8 October 2015) after NATO Defence Ministers reviewed increased cooperation with Georgia’s Defence Minister Tinatin Khidasheli. “Georgia is one of our closest partners and we are moving steadily closer together,” Mr. Stoltenberg said.
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NATO Defence Ministers meeting gets underway: focus on adaptation, Afghanistan, Syria

The Alliance’s 28 Defence Ministers will assess further adaptation to keep NATO fit and ready for current and future challenges at their meeting on Thursday (8 October 2015), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told media at the start of the ministerial. The ministers will also address the situation in Syria and Afghanistan.
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NATO tests telemedicine system in Ukraine

NATO is developing a multinational telemedicine system to improve access to health services and increase survival rates in emergency situations, including in remote areas. The technology was successfully live tested during a field exercise in Lviv, Ukraine in September 2015, attended by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.
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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee delivers keynote address at LANDCOM Conference

General Pavel joined NATO’s Commanders at the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) Corps Commanders’ Conference on the 6th of October 2015, at the Rapid Reaction Corps France in Lille.
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The role of women in the Ukraine military conflict

Amid the fighting in eastern Ukraine, high levels of gender-based violence continue to be reported in the conflict area, including sexual violence. Moreover, women in Ukraine are often excluded at a decision-making level, as well as from the military response to the crisis.
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Secretary General previews NATO Defence Ministers meeting

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg briefed media on Tuesday (6 October 2015) on the topics of this week’s Defence Ministers meeting. Ministers will take further steps to reinforce the Alliance’s collective defence and look at its long-term adaptation. They will discuss the implications of Russia’s military activity, as well as the measures NATO is taking to adapt to the growing challenges from the South and the East. The situation in Syria and Afghanistan will also be addressed.

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