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12 Jun. 2024 240612-kfor1.jpg, 28.31KB

Meet Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári, the first Hungarian KFOR commander

Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári understands the value of NATO better than most people. Two years ago, he led the Kosovo Force (KFOR), a NATO-led peace-support operation aimed to maintain peace and stability in Kosovo. Earlier in his career, in 1996, he was deployed to NATO’s peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also contributed to Hungary’s accession to NATO in 1999. What was it like to live through these historical milestones? And what were his main goals when commanding the Alliance’s longest-standing mission, which is marking its 25th anniversary in 2024?
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Bi-annual Familiarization Programme demonstrates NATO’s desire to strengthen its partnership network and emphasize collective security

From 5 to 14 June 2024, 30 participants from 20 Partner countries across the globe visited NATO HQ and SHAPE to participate in the NATO Partner Staff Officers' Familiarization Programme. Participants were introduced to the structures and roles of both headquarters, and explored NATO-Partner cooperation.
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NATO scientists start research mission in the Arctic Sea

Scientists and engineers from the NATO Science and Technology Organisation’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) arrived at the Norwegian port of Tromsø on Wednesday (5 June 2024) to begin two combined research missions that will assess the impact of climate change in the Arctic. The results of their studies will help NATO adapt to global warming and Arctic environmental transformation.
29 May. 2024 240528c-003.jpg - Minister of Defence of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania visits NATO, 42.56KB

NATO reaffirms importance of long-standing partnership with Mauritania

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană met with Defence Minister Hanana Ould Sidi of Mauritania at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (28 May 2024), to take stock of developments in NATO-Mauritanian relations. Deputy Secretary General Geoană highlighted that “Mauritania is a valued partner” and that Allies are “determined to step up our partnership further, including to strengthen Mauritania’s forces in the fight against terrorism.”
23 May. 2024 240523a-003.jpg - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia visits NATO, 95.34KB

Secretary General welcomes Latvian Foreign Minister to NATO Headquarters

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Latvian Foreign Minister Baiba Braže at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (23 May 2024) to discuss stepping up support for Ukraine and preparations for the upcoming Washington Summit.
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NATO and Armenia strengthen their defence education cooperation

Representatives from the Armenian Ministry of Defence met with their counterparts at NATO Headquarters at the end of April to review activities conducted within the framework of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) for Armenia.
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Director of the International Military Staff visits Egypt

From May 19 to 23 2024, the Director of the International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak, payed an official visit to Egypt. Lieutenant General Adamczak was received by the Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Osama Askar, and he met with other high placed military and political leaders. Lieutenant General Adamczak also had the opportunity to visit the League of Arab States, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding and to give a lecture at the Military Academy for Postgraduate and Strategic Studies. Egypt adhered to the Mediterranean Dialogue in 1995 and it has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with NATO since.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General: we must be big on cyber defence ambitions

Speaking at NATO’s 2024 Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in the Hague on Friday (17 May), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that Allies "must be big on ambition" on cyber defence and called for "a new mindset" to strengthen our resilience against cyber threats.
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Deputy Secretary General visits Germany ahead of NATO Summit

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the importance of boosting Allies’ resilience against sabotage and cyber-attacks during a speech at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin on Thursday (16 May 2024). “We need to be more resilient and better prepared to counter and contest hostile actions or attacks”, he said.
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Future of NATO-Gulf relations discussed in Kuwait

As part of the resumption of events at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Regional Centre in Kuwait (NIRC), a “NATO talk” was held on Monday (13 May 2024) to address the future of NATO relations in the region. “Twenty years of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative: What is the way forward for NATO-Gulf relations?” covered the importance of NATO partnerships and the changing security environment in the region.

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