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Foreign Ministers meet to discuss NATO’s continued adaptation and global security challenges

NATO Foreign Ministers will meet via secure video conference on Tuesday and Wednesday (1-2 December 2020) to discuss key issues for the Alliance. They include NATO’s continued adaptation, Russia’s military build-up, the rise of China, and NATO’s training mission in Afghanistan.
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Secretary General: NATO Foreign Ministers to address key issues for our Alliance

On Monday (30 November 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg set out the issues that Allied Foreign Ministers will address during their virtual meeting on 1 and 2 December. Ministers will discuss the NATO 2030 initiative and the continued adaptation of the Alliance, Russia’s military build-up, the rise of China, and NATO’s mission in Afghanistan.
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NATO Science presents: High-altitude balloon-borne radar

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Denmark assumes command of NATO Mission Iraq

Lieutenant-General Per Pugholm Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces is the new Commander of the NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad on 24 November 2020. He succeeds Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces, who had assumed command of the mission in November 2019.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General: our societies have to be tech ready, and our tech sector security ready

Speaking at the NATO-Private Sector Dialogue hosted by GLOBSEC on Wednesday (25 November), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that NATO has to continue to compete in the battle space where conflicts are defined as much by bytes and big data as by bullets and battleships.
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Group of experts presents report to Secretary General

An independent group, co-chaired by Dr. Thomas de Maizière and Dr. Wess Mitchell, handed over on Wednesday (25 November) a report to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on how to make NATO an even stronger Alliance. The group’s report is one of a number of inputs into the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 initiative.
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NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) supports distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Personnel from NATO and partner countries held a first virtual meeting from 16 to 18 November in order to exchange best practices from professional military education institutions using online platforms. Responding to the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) hosted the event with the aim support the adaptation and development of professional military education to the new circumstances.
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NATO Secretary General addresses 2020 Afghanistan Conference

Today (24 November 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke virtually at the 2020 Afghanistan Donors’ Conference held in Geneva. “As part of the peace process, we have already significantly adjusted the NATO presence in Afghanistan, but the NATO mission will continue to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces,” the Secretary General said, stressing that “at the same time, we are committed to help fund them through 2024, and NATO Allies have already made pledges for next year.”
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NATO Secretary General spoke with U.S. President-elect Biden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with Joe Biden on Monday (23 November 2020) to congratulate him on his election as the next President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the next Vice-President. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked President-elect Biden for being a long-standing supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship.
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Secretary General addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – adapting NATO for 2030 and beyond

Speaking at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s virtual Annual Session on Monday (23 November 2020), NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said that the NATO 2030 initiative will, “make our strong Alliance even stronger and fit to face any challenge, in the next decade and beyond” and added that, “NATO is the only place where the countries of Europe and North America meet every day. We need to build on this and use NATO even more as a forum for frank discussion, on a wide range of security issues.”

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