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Secretary General outlines priorities for meeting of NATO Defence Ministers

On Wednesday (21 October 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg set out the issues that Allied Defence Ministers will address during their virtual meeting on 22 and 23 October. Ministers will discuss progress on fairer burden-sharing, strengthening our deterrence and defence in all domains, boosting the resilience of our societies; and NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Afghan National Army prepares to take over key officer-training facility; celebrates links with NATO trainers

Kabul - Senior Afghan and NATO representatives attended a ceremony on Sunday 11th October marking the upcoming handover to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) of a key officer-training facility, another crucial milestone in their development towards full self-sufficiency and long-term institutional viability.
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President of Armenia visits the NATO Headquarters

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday 21 October 2020. Mr. Stoltenberg said that Armenia is a valued partner for NATO and thanked President Sarkissian for the contributions that Armenia has made to NATO missions and operations over the years, including in Afghanistan.
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NATO Defence Ministers meet to address security challenges

NATO Defence Ministers will meet via secure video conference on Thursday and Friday (22-23 October 2020) to discuss issues affecting Alliance security. They include progress on fairer burden-sharing, strengthening deterrence and defence, boosting the resilience of our societies, and NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2013-2020)

NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure.
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NATO delivers ventilators to Albania

The Albanian Ministry of Defence received 60 ventilators from the NATO stockpile in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, 17 October. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). Later this week the ventilators will be handed over to the Albanian Ministry of Health for distribution to hospitals.
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44th NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives

The NATO’s Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) hosted their annual conference on 13-14 October 2020. The theme of the conference was “Deepening Gender Mainstreaming: Transformation Through Professionalisation” and the event brought together 110 participants, including representatives from NATO’s Member and Partner Nations, academics, researchers, and international organisations from around the world, virtually and physically. At the conference, participants discussed the current state of affairs and exchanged best practices to continue integrating gender perspectives and the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda at NATO.
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NATO Allies and partners reaffirm their commitment of financial support for sustainable Afghan security forces

Today (19 October 2020), NATO Allies and partners met at the plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army Trust Fund Board. They reviewed the implementation of their financial contributions in support to the Afghan security forces, discussed contributions for 2021 and reiterated their commitment to provide financial support to the Afghan security forces through 2024.
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New resilience funding available

Do you have ideas about how NATO countries can make themselves more resilient to disinformation? Are you looking for funding to make them a reality?
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Secretary General visits Dutch airbase hosting NATO deterrence exercise

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended NATO’s annual nuclear exercise at Volkel airbase in the Netherlands on 16 October 2020 alongside Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld as well as NATO’s top military commander, General Tod Wolters.

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