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NATO Ministers of Defence meet to discuss global challenges

NATO Defence Ministers will meet by secure video conference tomorrow (17 June 2020) and Thursday (18 June 2020). This two-day meeting will address plans for a second wave of the coronavirus, as well as other key issues such as resilience, missions and operations, and deterrence and defence.
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NATO Secretary General discusses Allied agenda ahead of virtual Defence Ministers Meeting

Today (16 June 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered an online press conference before a virtual meeting of Allied Defence Ministers on 17 and 18 June. The Secretary General set out what Ministers will discuss, including plans for a possible second wave of the coronavirus and updated resilience guidelines.
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NATO Secretary General consults with Defence Ministers from the Baltic region

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a teleconference with the defence ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Monday (15 June 2020), as part of his ongoing political consultations in the run-up to the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers on June 17-18. The Secretary General updated ministers on plans for the ministerial.
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NATO Defence Ministers agree response to Russian missile challenge, address missions in Afghanistan and Iraq

NATO Defence Ministers met by secure video conference on Wednesday (17 June 2020), making decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence. In response to Russia’s growing arsenal of nuclear-capable missiles, Allies agreed a balanced package of political and military measures, including strengthened air and missile defence, advanced conventional capabilities, intelligence, exercises, and steps to keep NATO’s nuclear deterrent safe, secure and effective.
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21 years of KFOR: continued contribution to peace and regional stability

On 12 June 2020, the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) marked its 21st anniversary. KFOR’s mission remains unchanged. Based on UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999, about 3400 troops provided by 27 NATO members and partners continue to contribute towards maintaining a safe and secure environment in Kosovo and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo.
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NATO recognises Ukraine as Enhanced Opportunities Partner

On Friday (12 June 2020), the North Atlantic Council recognised Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner. This status is part of NATO’s Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to maintain and deepen cooperation between Allies and partners that have made significant contributions to NATO-led operations and missions.
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Coronavirus response: Turkey delivers critical medical aid to Afghanistan in response to global pandemic

On 11 June 2020, as part of Allied responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey delivered around 75,000 protective masks and dozens of sets of medical equipment, including observation monitors, ventilators, oxygen regulators and concentrators, laryngoscopes, aspirators and aspirator kits, defibrillators, PCR machines, nebulizers and diagnostic test kits to the Afghan health authorities. These medical supplies are expected to be distributed to several Afghan provinces.
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NATO launches Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum

NATO today (12 June 2020) launches its first ever Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC). It supports interested Allies and partner countries in enhancing their capacities to develop national skills and improve counter-terrorism strategies.
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Emerging and Disruptive Technology: workshop on Technology, Security and Finance

In the context of its ongoing work on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division organized a workshop on 11 June 2020 on technology, security and finance. The workshop brought together Allied officials and external experts to discuss key issues Allies face when looking to finance defence and security related innovative technologies.
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Secretary General congratulates the President of Montenegro on third anniversary of accession to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (9 June 2020) and congratulated him on the anniversary of his country’s accession to the Alliance three years ago.

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