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04 Dec. 2013 131204b-007.jpg - Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), 64.91KB

NATO-Russia Council Statement of Support for the OPCW-UN Joint Mission

Meeting in Brussels on 4 December 2013, we, the Foreign Ministers of the NATO-Russia Council affirm our support for the full implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118 (UNSCR 2118), the Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons between the Russian Federation and the United States of America and the decision adopted by the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on 27 September 2013, and for the significant work undertaken by the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons.
04 Dec. 2013 131204g-002.jpg - Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Meeting of the NATO-Georgia Council (NGC), 58.90KB

Foreign Ministers praise Georgia’s reform efforts

NATO Foreign Ministers met with their Georgian counterpart for the first time since the inauguration of Georgia’s new president. They agreed that much has been achieved since the NATO-Georgia Commission was created five years ago.
04 Dec. 2013 131204b-004.jpg - Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), 62.65KB

NATO-Russia Council approves ambitious cooperation plan for 2014

NATO Foreign Ministers together with their Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Wednesday (4 December 2013) agreed to launch a joint trust fund project to dispose of obsolete and dangerous ammunition in the Kaliningrad region and discussed pressing international security issues, with a focus on Afghanistan, Iran and Syria. “Today, we agreed to launch a project for the disposal of obsolete and dangerous ammunition in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly way”, the Secretary General said. “By doing so, we will make the environment safer for all those who live near these stocks of dangerous ammunition. And we will create the conditions for former military sites to be converted to civilian use.”
04 Dec. 2013 131204d-012.jpg - Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Meeting of the North Atlantic Council with non-ISAF Contributing Countries, 91.04KB

ISAF Ministers encouraged by preparations for 2014 Afghan elections

NATO Foreign Ministers and their counterparts from ISAF partner nations on Wednesday (4 December 2013) welcomed the encouraging briefings from acting Afghan Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani and Interior Minister Omar Daudzai on ongoing preparations for next year’s presidential and provincial council elections. “We are confident that the Afghan forces will be capable of securing them,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Those elections are key for Afghanistan’s future and we were encouraged to hear the Afghan government’s determination that they should be timely, transparent and inclusive.”
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Sharing malware information to defeat cyber attacks

Belgium is the lead nation for a new NATO Smart Defence project designed to help defeat cyber attacks. The Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) will facilitate information sharing of the technical characteristics of malware within a trusted community without having to share details of an attack.
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NATO Foreign Ministers' statement on Ukraine

The North Atlantic Council discussed the developments in Ukraine. We follow closely the situation in the country.
03 Dec. 2013 131203d-003.jpg - Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Official Group Portrait, 49.98KB

Foreign Ministers agree partners are key to Alliance's future

On the first day of their meeting in Brussels, NATO Foreign Ministers discussed priorities for the Summit to be held next year in the United Kingdom. They agreed that the Alliance must invest in the right capabilities and in strong partnerships in order to remain robust and ready to respond to future security challenges. They also committed to reinforce the transatlantic link and to prepare to open a new chapter in NATO’s engagement with Afghanistan.
03 Dec. 2013 131203a-001.jpg - Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Arrival and doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General, 48.13KB

NATO Secretary General looks forward to timely signature of US-Afghan security accord

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen welcomed the recent Loya Jirga's endorsement of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan and said that he looks forward to “its timely signature,” during a short meeting with the media on Tuesday (3 December 2013) at the start of a two-day NATO Foreign Ministerial.
02 Dec. 2013 130423c-021.jpg - Meetings of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels - North Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting, 83.32KB

NATO Foreign Ministerial to focus on Afghanistan, boosting ties with partners

Afghanistan, partnerships with Russia and Georgia, and preparations for next year’s Summit of Allied leaders are top issues to be discussed during a two-day NATO Foreign Ministerial which starts on Tuesday (3 December 2013).
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Secretary General welcomes Norwegian Prime Minister to NATO

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen thanked Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg for her country’s contributions to Allied operations and military capability projects during her visit to Allied headquarters on Monday (2 December 2013). “In many ways Norway is pointing the way for Future NATO, which will be a key theme for our Summit in the United Kingdom next year. An Alliance which is equipped to deal with the full range of modern threats, deeply engaged with partners who share our interests, and committed to the collective security of our transatlantic community,” the Secretary General said.

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