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06 May. 2022

NATO Military Chiefs of Defence Meeting - Media Advisory - UPDATED

NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet in person on 19 May 2022, in Brussels, Belgium. Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, will preside over the meeting, which will be attended by the Allied Chiefs of Defence. They will be supported by General Tod Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and General Philippe Lavigne, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) who will each lead a respective session.
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JFC Norfolk Commander briefs Military Committee on security trends in the North Atlantic and Arctic regions

On 5 May 2022 Vice Admiral Daniel W. Dwyer, Commander of Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFC Norfolk), briefed the NATO Military Committee on the current activities and future objectives of the Command. The mission of JFC Norfolk is to protect the Strategic Lines of Communication across all domains, protect sea-lanes between Europe and North America, and enable the reinforcement of Europe.
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Deputy Secretary General addresses NATO Resilience Symposium 2022

On Thursday (5 May 2022), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană virtually addressed participants at the NATO Resilience Symposium 2022, co-organised in Warsaw by the Government of Poland, NATO Headquarters, and Allied Command Transformation. Pointing to Russia's war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, and growing geopolitical competition, the Deputy Secretary General underlined ''the need to prepare, empower, and invest in our nations and our societies’ ability to defend themselves''.
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NATO political consultations with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Last week, the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Mr. Javier Colomina, travelled to the South Caucasus, visiting Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. He held political consultations with the President and Prime Minister of Armenia, the Prime Minister of Georgia and the President of Azerbaijan, as well as other senior Government officials.
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Deputy Secretary General visits London, European headquarters of NATO’s new innovation initiative

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană visited the European headquarters of NATO’s new innovation initiative at Imperial College London on Friday (29 April 2022). The United Kingdom, in partnership with Estonia, will host this regional office for NATO's Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – or DIANA. DIANA will bring together academia, private sector and governments to design cutting-edge solutions for defence and security challenges. The London headquarters will coordinate DIANA’s European innovation activities and work together with dozens of test centres and accelerator sites.
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NATO jets scramble in response to Russian aircraft over Baltic and Black Seas

Allied fighter jets on NATO duty scrambled multiple times over the past four days to track and intercept Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. All interactions occurred in a safe and routine manner.
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NATO maritime groups train with Finland and Sweden

Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are currently in the Baltic Sea to exercise and conduct port visits in Finland and Sweden.
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More Allies join NATO’s multinational capability cooperation initiatives

National Armaments Directors from 18 NATO Allies and the General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) reaffirmed their commitment to working together to develop, acquire and store capabilities in a way that’s cheaper, improves access to state-of-the-art military technology, and makes Allies more interoperable.
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NATO Secretary General meets with European Parliament leaders

On Thursday (28 April 2022) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the European Parliament in Brussels to meet President Roberta Metsola and the conference of presidents of the seven political groups in the Parliament. This is the first time that a NATO Secretary General has met with the group of European Parliament party leaders.
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Secretary General addresses future leaders at NATO Youth Summit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in the NATO Youth Summit on Thursday (28 April 2022), an event bringing together young leaders from across the Alliance and beyond to address critical security issues.

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