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02 Apr. 2014 140402c-004.jpg - Meetings of the Foreign Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Meeting of the North Atlantic Council with the non-ISAF Contributing Nations, 62.53KB

ISAF Ministers praise Afghan security forces ahead of historical Afghan elections

NATO Foreign Ministers and counterparts from ISAF partner nations met with Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmadi on Wednesday (2 April 2014) to review ISAF mission progress and to take stock of the final preparations for the Afghan presidential and provincial council elections scheduled on 5 April 2014. “While ISAF will provide support where needed, Afghan forces are in the lead across the country. And throughout the preparations for the elections, they have demonstrated commitment, courage and professionalism,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after the meeting.
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NATO and Gulf countries determined to deepen cooperation

Today, NATO Foreign Ministers met with their counterparts from the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI): Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. This was the first meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers with the ICI countries, since the official launch of this initiative at the NATO Summit in Istanbul in June 2004.
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NATO Foreign Ministers reiterate support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration

NATO Foreign Ministers met with their Georgian counterpart Dr. Maia Panjikidze in the NATO-Georgia Commission on Wednesday (2 April) for an exchange of views on Georgia’s progress in implementing reforms and on developments in Georgia and in the region.
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NATO Archives marks enlargement anniversaries at the Foreign Ministers meeting

On April 1st, the NATO Foreign Ministers celebrated the accession anniversaries of twelve countries: 15 years for the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland; 10 years for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; 5 years for Albania and Croatia. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen highlighted the event with a speech that commemorated the enlargements, reaffirmed NATO’s Open Door Policy and emphasized that the alliance remains dedicated to freedom and security. The Foreign Ministers of the twenty-eight NATO countries and the Secretary General issued a jointly signed statement to conclude the occasion. The original signed statement has been deposited to the NATO Archives.
01 Apr. 2014 140401e-012.jpg - Meetings of the Foreign Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - NATO-Ukraine Commission, 70.13KB

NATO takes measures to reinforce collective defence, agrees on support for Ukraine

NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday (1 April 2014) reaffirmed their commitment to enhance the Alliance’s collective defence, agreed to further support Ukraine and to suspend NATO’s practical cooperation with Russia. “NATO’s greatest responsibility is to protect and defend our territory and our people. And make no mistake, this is what we will do,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.
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Statement by the North Atlantic Council celebrating the enlargement anniversaries

The North Atlantic Council today celebrates the anniversaries of the latest three rounds of NATO enlargement: the fifteenth anniversary of the accession of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland; the tenth anniversary of the accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; and the fifth anniversary of the accession of Albania and Croatia.
01 Apr. 2014 140401c-028.jpg - Meetings of the Foreign Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Meeting of the North Atlantic Council, 69.91KB

Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers

We, the Foreign Ministers of NATO, are united in our condemnation of Russia’s illegal military intervention in Ukraine and Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We do not recognize Russia’s illegal and illegitimate attempt to annex Crimea. We urge Russia to take immediate steps, as set out in the statement by the NATO-Ukraine Commission, to return to compliance with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities, and to engage immediately in a genuine dialogue towards a political and diplomatic solution that respects international law and Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders. We support the deployment of an OSCE monitoring mission to Ukraine.
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NATO Foreign Ministers mark historic accession anniversaries of 1999, 2004, 2009

NATO Foreign Ministers highlighted the historic success of the Alliance’s Open Door policy on Tuesday (1 April 2014) by marking three significant anniversaries which have improved security and stability across Europe since the end of the Cold War. Fifteen years ago, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined NATO. Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia became Alliance members 10 years ago and five years have passed since the accession of Albania and Croatia.
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NATO Foreign Ministers to reaffirm commitment to collective defence

NATO Foreign Ministers will show their steadfast commitment to Allied collective defence in the wake of the Ukraine crisis and agree on ways to support Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the start of the two-day ministerial on Tuesday (1 April 2014). “Defence starts with deterrence so we will take the necessary steps to make it clear to the world that no threat against NATO Allies will succeed,” he said.
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NATO and Swedish Fighter Jets train together over the Baltic Sea

Two U.S. fighter jets under NATO command were scrambled from the Siauliai air base in Lithuania Tuesday (1 April 2014) to exercise with two Swedish Gripen fighter aircraft over the Baltic Sea, in a training event designed to improve coordination and emergency procedures.

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