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In show of continued support, the NATO Military Committee visits Georgia

On 7-8 October 2021, the NATO Military Committee travelled to Georgia where they held a special meeting in Georgia Format and visited the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre. Additionally, its Chair, Admiral Rob Bauer met with the Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Minister of Defence Juansher Burchuladze and Chief of Defence, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili.
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NATO Secretary General meets with UN Secretary-General in New York

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday (22 September 2021). The two leaders discussed NATO and the UN's commitment to maintaining international peace and security, and work to deepen cooperation between the two organisations in areas like peace operations and countering terrorism.
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Allies and partners train to save lives during natural disasters

From 20 to 23 September 2021, 27 Allies and partners and 16 regional and international organisations came together in and around the cities of Ohrid and Struga in North Macedonia, practising their ability to work together and save lives during high-intensity natural disasters.
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Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Turkey

On the 6th and 7th September 2021, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer was in Turkey, where he met the Minister of Defence, Mr Hulusi Akar and the Chief of Defence, General Yaşar Güler. The Admiral visited NATO Allied Land Command, as well as the NATO-accredited Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism and the Partnership for Peace Training Centre.
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Joint Support and Enabling Command declares Full Operational Capability

On 8 September 2021, Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) declared Full Operational Capability (FOC) and marked the occasion with a ceremony presided over by its Commander, Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe. Distinguished guests included the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod Wolters, the German State Secretary, Thomas Silberhorn, and the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General: Crimea is Ukraine

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine on Monday (23 August 2021) to participate in the inaugural Crimean Platform Summit. Addressing the Summit, the Deputy Secretary General stressed that NATO stands with Ukraine and called on Russia to return control of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine.
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NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea

Over 2,000 forces and 30 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2021 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July and wraps up today (19 July), involves forces from 14 NATO Allies and partners – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme continues its long-standing contribution to the sustainment of Afghan defence and security institutions

For more than a decade, through its Defence Education Enhancement Programme, NATO has supported the development and sustainment of Afghan national defence and security military education system. This programme is articulated through three intertwined pillars: curriculum development, faculty development and institutional assistance.
05 Jul. 2021

Safe skies: 60 years of NATO Air Policing

Across Europe, NATO fighter jets are on duty around the clock, ready to scramble in case of suspicious or unannounced flights near the airspace of our Allies. NATO calls this activity Air Policing, which has been an essential part of NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence for 60 years (since 1961). Explore this page to learn more about NATO’s five special air policing arrangements to ensure the integrity of NATO’s airspace and protect our almost one billion citizens.
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NATO holds air defence exercise in the Black Sea

NATO air and maritime forces conducted air defence drills off Romania’s coast on Friday (2 July 2021), ensuring that allied forces remain ready to operate together in the strategic Black Sea region. The one-day manoeuvres saw Greek and Turkish fighter jets prod the air defences of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, which is currently in the region. A NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, Romanian fighter jets and a Turkish patrol aircraft supported the drill. Friday’s exercise ran in parallel to Sea Breeze 2021 – a major annual naval exercise in the Black Sea - which involves 5,000 troops from NATO and other countries and around 30 ships and 40 aircraft.

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