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25 Jun. 2014 140625b-022.jpg - Meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels - Meeting of the North Atlantic Council, 68.45KB

NATO Foreign Ministers agree Alliance’s door to new members remains open

NATO Foreign Ministers have agreed that the Alliance’s door remains open to new members, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday (25 June 2014) at the start of the second day of ministerial talks. The Secretary General said that September’s Wales Summit “will mark the success” of NATO’s Open Door Policy and maintain its momentum. “Let me be clear: NATO’s door remains open and no third country has a veto over NATO enlargement.”
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ISAF Foreign Ministers finalise plans for the NATO-led post 2014 mission

NATO Foreign Ministers and their counterparts from ISAF partner nations met with the Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Ershad Ahmadi on Wednesday (25 June 2014). They reviewed progress in the ISAF mission, took stock of the ongoing election process and finalised operational plans for the launch of a new NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces after 2014. “In six months’ time, our ISAF combat mission will be completed. Afghan troops and police will be fully responsible for security across the country,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after the meeting.
25 Jun. 2014 140625c-009.jpg - Meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels - Unveiling of the logo for the NATO Summit, Wales 2014 and family photo of NATO Foreign Ministers, 54.73KB

NATO Wales Summit Logo unveiled by foreign ministers

Modern takes on a Welsh dragon and a Celtic knot – iconic symbols of Wales – feature on the logo for the Alliance’s September Wales Summit which was unveiled in the margins of the NATO foreign ministers meeting on Wednesday (25 June 2014) by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and British Foreign Secretary William Hague in the presence of David Jones, the British Secretary of State for Wales. “This is a vibrant tapestry that presents strong symbols of Wales in a modern way,” said the Secretary General.
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NATO and Partners set priority actions on Women, Peace and Security

NATO and its partners from the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) on Wednesday (25 June 2014) released, for the first time, an Action Plan for the implementation of the NATO/EAPC Policy on Women, Peace and Security. The intent is to reduce barriers for the active and meaningful participation of women in defence and security institutions, operations, missions and crisis management.
25 Jun. 2014 140625d-001.jpg - Meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels - Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, 63.02KB

NATO Foreign Ministers agree on Readiness Plan, endorse support package for Ukraine

NATO Foreign Ministers on Wednesday (25 June 2014) agreed on plans to develop a robust Alliance Readiness Action Plan for the Alliance’s Summit in Wales this September and endorsed a package of support measure to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to defend itself. “The Summit comes at a time when security challenges are multiplying beyond our borders,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Today we stressed the importance of our collective defence.”
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NATO and partners debate non-proliferation and disarmament in Switzerland

The tenth Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation, one of NATO’s largest outreach activities involving Alliance member states and partners from around the world, took place in the Swiss town of Interlaken on 23 and 24 June.
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NATO Foreign Ministerial to focus on Ukraine, Afghanistan, Wales Summit

NATO’s support to Ukraine and the implications of Russia’s actions, the future of Afghanistan and preparations for the NATO Summit in Wales top the agenda of a two-day meeting of the Alliance’s 28 foreign ministers which starts on Tuesday (24 June 2014).
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Deputy Secretary General stresses importance of transparency in arms control and disarmament

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow called on Monday (23 June) participants of the 10th annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation to seize the discussions in this forum as an unique opportunity to shape the global non-proliferation and disarmament agendas, and to take them forward.

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