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Defence Ministers set the stage for meeting of NATO leaders in London

NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of discussions in Brussels on Friday (25 October 2019) to prepare for the meeting of Allied leaders in London. Ministers addressed diverse issues, including the situation in northeast Syria, progress towards fairer burden sharing, NATO missions and operations, and the Alliance’s commitment to Afghanistan.
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Four NATO Allies establish a regional Special Forces command

On Friday (25 October 2019), the Defence Ministers of Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Regional Special Operations Component Command (R-SOCC). Under the leadership of Hungary, this multinational command will increase the ability of these four nations to effectively employ their special forces.
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NATO discusses improved cooperation between Intelligence Community and Centres of Excellence

On 22 October 2019, the Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security, Ambassador Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence, Major General Raúl Escribano, and the Supreme Allied Command Transformation Representative in Europe, Brigadier General Eduard Simion, hosted 12 Centres of Excellence (COEs), at NATO HQ, to discuss improved cooperation on common areas of interest.
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NATO Defence Ministers discuss security challenges, including situation in northeast Syria

NATO Defence Ministers met in Brussels on Thursday (24 October 2019) to discuss a wide range of issues, including the situation in northeast Syria.
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The Czech Republic joins multinational fleet of tanker-transport aircraft

On Thursday (24 October 2019), the Czech Republic joined a multinational effort to acquire and operate new tanker transport aircraft – the Multi Role Tanker Transport Capability. This initiative was launched by the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 2016 and aims to boost the ability of European Allies to refuel aircraft in mid-air.
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NATO Defence Ministers meet in Brussels

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today and tomorrow (24-25 October 2019) to continue preparations for the meeting of Allied leaders in London.
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First NATO-Colombia Military Staff talks in Bogota

From 7 to 10 October, a NATO delegation from the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) led by Major General Jan Toft, Director of the Cooperative Security Division, went to Colombia for the first time to hold NATO-Colombia Military Staff Talks.
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NATO Secretary General addresses arms control conference

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered a keynote speech at the Public Diplomacy Arms Control Conference in Brussels on Wednesday (23 October 2019). He emphasised NATO’s strong and long-standing commitment to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation.
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NATO Defence Ministers to address key issues for the Alliance

NATO Defence Ministers will meet in Brussels this week (24-25 October 2019) to address key issues for the Alliance. Ahead of the two-day meeting, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the topics for discussion, including NATO missions and operations, increasing the readiness of NATO forces, progress towards fairer burden-sharing, and the resilience of telecommunications systems.
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NATO and EU Military Leadership discuss Gender in Military Operations

On 22 October 2019, NATO hosted a NATO-EU Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) on Gender in Military Operations. The Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM) led the discussions on “The Integration of a Gender Perspective in Military Operations”.

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