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20 Nov. 2017

NATO and Algeria hold workshop on critical energy infrastructure security

Energy experts from Algeria and NATO met in the city of Hassi Messaoud, Southern Algeria, on 14-15 November 2017 to discuss critical energy infrastructure security.

18 Nov. 2017

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces appointment of new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

It is a great pleasure to announce that I have appointed Clare Hutchinson of Canada as my new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.

17 Nov. 2017

NATO Military Committee’s visit shows continued support for Bosnia and Herzegovina

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, and the Military Committee visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on 14 November 2017. The NATO delegation met with the Minister of Defence, Marina Pendeš, and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lieutenant General Anto Jeleč.

17 Nov. 2017

NATO Secretary General arrives at Halifax International Security Forum in Canada

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began a two-day visit to Canada on Friday (17 November 2017), to participate in the Halifax International Security Forum.

17 Nov. 2017

NATO Secretary General accepts Halifax Builder Award, hails transatlantic bond

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accepted the Halifax Builder Award on behalf of NATO in the margins of the Halifax International Security Forum on Friday (17 November 2017). The award is presented annually to individuals or organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to strengthening cooperation amongst democracies. Mr Stoltenberg called the award “a great recognition for all those who have worked tirelessly for peace and security within the NATO Alliance”.

16 Nov. 2017

NATO clears unexploded ordnance in Georgia

NATO has successfully completed a three-year project to clear unexploded ordnance from an ammunition depot in central Georgia. A closing ceremony for the Georgia IV NATO Trust Fund project was held on 7 November 2017 in Tbilisi, attended by more than 70 guests including NATO and partner nations’ Ambassadors and Defence Attaches, as well as senior NATO and Georgian Government representatives.

16 Nov. 2017

NATO participates in UN Peacekeeping Ministerial in Vancouver

On 14-15 November 2017, NATO participated in the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada. Following on the 2015 Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping and last year’s UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London, the event sought to boost the international community’s support to UN peacekeeping though new pledges of support and through reporting on advancement of previously made pledges. At the Ministerial, NATO underscored the progress in implementing the NATO Secretary General’s pledge from the UN Peacekeeping Summit in September 2015 along with highlighting new initiatives that are being developed. NATO also emphasized its strong commitment to integrating gender perspectives and also the promotion of the protection of children in armed conflict situations.

15 Nov. 2017

Secretary General: NATO is committed to building a strong partnership with Serbia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Allies welcomed Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (15 November 2017) to discuss cooperation between the Alliance and Serbia, as well as the security challenges facing the Western Balkans. The Secretary General stressed that NATO’s partnership with Serbia can bring real benefits to its citizens and the Western Balkans. He also thanked Serbia for its contributions, including working with NATO to train Iraqi military medics and the offer to host NATO’s disaster management exercise next year.

13 Nov. 2017

NATO Secretary General welcomes PESCO, stresses need for complementarity

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation ahead of a meeting with EU Foreign Ministers on Monday (13 November 2017). “I believe that this can strengthen European defence,” he said, while stressing the need for complementarity between NATO and EU efforts. Mr. Stoltenberg also highlighted that military mobility can be a flagship of NATO-EU cooperation, which is being stepped up.

10 Nov. 2017

Deputy Secretary General stresses NATO’s commitment to nuclear disarmament

On Friday, November 10, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller spoke at an international disarmament conference hosted by the Vatican. Gottemoeller said that NATO and its Allies have a long history of working to reduce nuclear weapons in the world. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO Allies have reduced their collective nuclear arsenal in Europe by more than 90%. The Deputy Secretary General stressed the strong commitment of all NATO Allies to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as the best mechanism for achieving a world without nuclear weapons, through pragmatic and verifiable reductions in nuclear arsenals.

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