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Statement by the North Atlantic Council concerning malicious cyber activities

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo assumes the role of the new NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan

Today (1 June 2020), Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo of Italy takes up his role as the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Ambassador Pontecorvo brings a long-standing diplomatic experience, including on Afghanistan and the broad regional context. I look forward to working closely with him at this critical juncture for Afghanistan’s future.”
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Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Baiba Braže joins a webinar on Resilience and Foresight

Today (29 May 2020), ASG Baiba Braže joined a webinar on ‘Resilience and Foresight – the World after the Pandemic’ organised by the Aspen Institute Romania in partnership with the German Marshall Fund office in Bucharest. She discussed the issue of resilience together with the Vice President for Inter-Institutional Relations and Foresight at the European Commission, Ambassador Maroš Šefčovič.
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Coronavirus response: Poland distributes medical aid across the Western Balkans

Poland dispatched nearly 70 tonnes of medical supplies to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia this week, helping them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This aid includes more than 10,000 litres of disinfectant and 100,000 face masks for each recipient. A convoy of seven State Fire Service vehicles set off from Warsaw on Tuesday to transport the supplies.
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Coronavirus response: SALIS brings more than 300 tonnes of medical supplies to Germany

The NATO-supported Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) has airlifted more than 300 tonnes of vital supplies needed during the COVID-19 pandemic to Germany over the past two months. Germany has carried out six missions since the beginning of the crisis using SALIS capabilities, with the most recent deliveries on 30 April, 13 May, 15 May and 16 May 2020.
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NATO Secretary General discusses impact of COVID-19 with military commanders

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed NATO military commanders by videoconference on Thursday (28 May 2020). The conference, hosted by Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Tod D. Wolters, provided an opportunity for commanders across Allied Command Operations to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on NATO missions, operations and activities.
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Deputy Secretary General stresses NATO’s commitment to Afghanistan at virtual donor meeting chaired by the World Bank

On Wednesday (28 May 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană attended a teleconference meeting of international donors on Afghanistan, chaired by Hartwig Schafer, the World Bank’s Vice President for the South Asia Region. During the meeting, participants exchanged views on the different strands of assistance to Afghanistan.
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Spain successfully completes first month leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing

Spain will complete its first month leading the current rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission this week, after taking over on the 1st of May. Based at Šiauliai Airbase in Lithuania, the Spanish Air Force is helping to protect the airspace of NATO’s Baltic Allies Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania until the end of August. Spain’s deployment is supplemented by detachments of UK jets at Siauliai, as well as French jets based at Amari Airbase in Estonia.
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NATO provides state-of-the-art communication solutions to Allied Navies

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is enabling Allies to tap into satellite communications for their maritime operations and update the cryptographic equipment on their ships. This is an example of how NATO membership gives access to state-of-the art defence technology and the expertise to use it.
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Coronavirus response: Allies and partners join efforts to increase testing capacity of NATO-led mission in Afghanistan

Protecting our service members and civilians deployed with NATO-led missions remains paramount. In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, troops operating as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission continue to apply preventative measures in accordance with the World Health Organization guidelines, including hand-washing, social distancing, wearing facemasks and avoiding large gatherings.

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