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NATO Chiefs of Defence elect next Chairman of the Military Committee - Admiral Rob Bauer of the Netherlands Armed Forces

Allied Chiefs of Defence today, 9 October 2020, elected Admiral Rob Bauer, Chief of Defence of the Netherlands Armed Forces to be the next Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, the senior military adviser to the Secretary General. Admiral Bauer will take up the position following the end of Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach’s tenure in June 2021.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General emphasises resilience, importance of NATO Alliance

Speaking at the Bucharest Forum today (8 October 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana emphasised the vital importance of resilience and of the NATO Alliance as our nations defend our values against a broad range of security challenges.
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NATO Secretary General: North Macedonia’s membership contributes to Euro-Atlantic security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (8 October 2020). He hailed North Macedonia’s membership of NATO on 27 March 2020 as a remarkable achievement “after years of determination and commitments to reform”. “It is good for the people of North Macedonia” he said “and it contributes to Euro-Atlantic security”.
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NATO Secretary General thanks Estonia for supporting Allies and partners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid to NATO headquarters on Wednesday (7 October 2020). He thanked Estonia for showing solidarity with Allies and partners throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, including by donating critical medical supplies to Italy and Spain and supporting NATO partners Georgia and Ukraine.
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NATO Secretary General highlights the importance of resilience

Today (7 October 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the importance of technology and resilience at the yearly Global Security Bratislava Forum. The forum was held as a virtual event.
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Secretary General thanks Greece for its important contributions to NATO

Visiting Athens on Tuesday (6 October 2020), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos. In his meetings, the Secretary General addressed the security situation in the region. He praised Greece’s role as a valued Ally and its contributions to NATO missions, from Afghanistan to Kosovo.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General opens conference on Emerging and Disruptive Technology

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană and the NATO Chief Scientist Dr Bryan Wells opened the 14th NATO Operations Research and Analysis Conference. The event, organised jointly by the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) and Allied Command Transformation (ACT), took place virtually on 5-6 October 2020, and had as its theme Emerging and Disruptive Technology (EDT).
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Secretary General in Ankara: Turkey is a valued NATO Ally

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg started a two-day visit to Turkey and Greece on Monday (5 October 2020). While in Ankara, Mr. Stoltenberg had discussions with President Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and Defence Minister Hulusi Akar about the security situation in the region, NATO’s support for Turkey, and the establishment of a military de-confliction mechanism with Greece.
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Deputy Secretary General to young professionals: NATO must continue to adapt for the future

Addressing an audience of young professionals at the Atlantic Forum’s virtual conference “Transatlanticism 2020” on Friday (2 October 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that in order to deal with an increasingly complex security environment, the Alliance has to continue adapting to future challenges.
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Military de-confliction mechanism between Greece and Turkey established at NATO

Following a series of technical meetings between the Military Representatives of Greece and Turkey at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, a bilateral military de-confliction mechanism was established on Thursday (1 October 2020). The mechanism is designed to reduce the risk of incidents and accidents in the Eastern Mediterranean. It includes the creation of a hotline between Greece and Turkey, to facilitate de-confliction at sea or in the air.

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