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14 Jun. 2024 240614d-009.jpg - Press conference by the NATO Secretary General - Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, 100.97KB

NATO Defence Ministers agree plan to lead coordination of security assistance and training for Ukraine, address deterrence and defence

NATO Defence Ministers concluded a two-day meeting on Friday (14 June 2024) to prepare the Washington Summit in July. They discussed strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence and support for Ukraine.
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NATO Secretary General: “the longer we commit, the sooner Ukraine can have peace”

Defence Ministers met in Brussels on Thursday (13 June 2024) to finalise preparations for NATO’s Washington Summit and discuss support for Ukraine.
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Ukrainian NGO ‘Arm Women Now’ exhibit on display at NATO HQ

A Ukrainian NGO – “Arm Women Now” – is pioneering the manufacturing of female-specific uniforms, body armour and other non-lethal equipment. An exhibit showcasing its work and the importance of military adaptation to gender specifics is on display at NATO Headquarters. Ensuring that servicewomen can operate in the safest possible conditions includes providing them with equipment and uniforms tailored to their needs. Russia’s war against Ukraine has brought increased attention to the risk posed to combat effectiveness and the lives of women from inadequate military equipment.
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NATO Secretary General meets Hungarian Prime Minister in Budapest

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Wednesday (12 June 2024) to discuss preparations for the Washington Summit.
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Defence Ministers prepare for Washington Summit, by strengthening defences and bolstering support for Ukraine

On Wednesday (12 June 2024) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the priorities for the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers on Thursday and Friday (13 and 14 June 2024).
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Allied Chiefs of Defence meet virtually with Operational Partners

On 11 June 2024, a NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session took place virtually at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Allied Chiefs of Defence met with their counterparts from NATO’s Operational Partners to discuss strengthening cooperation with Partners in NATO’s Operations, Missions and Activities.
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Secretary General underlines B9 countries’ crucial role in strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the B9 (Bucharest Nine) Summit in Riga on Tuesday (11 June 2024) to discuss preparations for the NATO Summit, as well as boosting support to Ukraine. The Summit was hosted by Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs and co-chaired by Polish President Andrzej Duda and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
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NATO Secretary General in Riga: Latvia leads by example

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Edgars Rinkēvičs in Riga on Tuesday (11 June 2024), praising Latvia for its many contributions as a NATO Ally over 20 years. He pointed to Latvia’s hosting of a Canadian-led battlegroup, its contributions to missions in Kosovo and Iraq, its strong support to Ukraine, and its defence investment - over 2% of GDP - as examples of Latvia’s commitment. Later on Tuesday, Mr Stoltenberg will participate in the B9 Summit, co-hosted by the Presidents of Latvia, Poland and Romania.
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Secretary General at Berga Naval Base: Sweden’s membership makes NATO stronger and safer

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Swedish Armed Forces at Berga Naval Base on Friday (7 June 2024), in his first visit to Sweden since the country joined NATO in March. After a meeting with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Mr Stoltenberg underlined that Sweden’s membership has made NATO stronger and Sweden safer.
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NATO Committee of Chiefs of Military Medical Services discuss medical support to collective defence and meet with NATO Joint Health Group

From 4 to 6 June 2024, the NATO Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) convened it’s 61st plenary meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Surgeons General of COMEDS also met with Senior Officials from the NATO Joint Health Group (JHG). COMEDS received keynote addresses from Lt. Gen. Andrew Rohling, Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, and Dr Bryan Wells, the NATO Chief Scientist. Medical support remains largely a national responsibility. However, it is a critical enabler for deterrence and defence, which now demands a collective approach to address mutual challenges faced across the Alliance.

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