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18 Sep. 2018

Deputy Secretary General welcomes Colombian Foreign Minister to NATO

Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (18 September 2018). Ms. Gottemoeller and Mr. Trujillo welcomed the deepening ties between the Alliance and Bogotá, and discussed the regional security context in Colombia. Looking to the future, they agreed that cyber defence, demining, and promoting the role of women in peace and security should be among the top priorities for cooperation. Deputy Secretary General Gottemoeller welcomed that NATO and Colombia share “a mutually beneficial relationship, a true partnership”.

14 Sep. 2018

Secretary General: NATO supports the prosperity, values and security of the United States

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined NATO’s enduring value to the United States in a keynote speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on Friday (14 September 2018). He set out three main reasons why the Alliance makes the US more secure, powerful and prosperous.

14 Sep. 2018

Inter-ministerial delegation from Bahrain visits NATO

On 14 September 2018, the NATO Political Affairs and Security Policy Division organised a meeting at NATO Headquarters with an inter-ministerial delegation from the Kingdom of Bahrain to discuss the development of an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) between NATO and Bahrain. The Bahraini delegation was headed by the Undersecretary for International Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.

13 Sep. 2018

NATO Secretary General visits Washington‎ DC

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday (13 September 2018) to discuss NATO’s continued adaptation, fairer burden-sharing within the Alliance, the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in July and preparations for upcoming NATO ministerials.

13 Sep. 2018

Director General of the NATO International Military Discusses International Peace with Swiss Officials

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visited Switzerland on 29-30 August 2018. During his visit, Lieutenant General Broeks met with Major General Meier, Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces Staff. He also took the opportunity to visit the Maison de la Paix and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.

11 Sep. 2018

NATO welcomes new Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

General André Lanata took over as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) today (11 September 2018) from General Denis Mercier at a change of command ceremony at Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.

7 Sep. 2018

Croatian and UK ships join NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian

The Croatian Navy and the Royal Navy joined NATO’s maritime operation in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday (7 September 2018). Over the next two weeks, the Croatian Navy vessel HRMV Vukovar, a Helsinki-class missile boat, and the Royal Navy vessel HMS Echo, an Echo-class survey vessel, will join the Italian Navy frigate ITS Espero and other associated vessels and aircraft in patrolling the central Mediterranean.

7 Sep. 2018

NATO battlegroups exercise across Baltic borders

The Czech contingent of NATO’s enhanced forward presence battlegroup in Lithuania recently took part in exercise Namejs 2018 in Latvia, along with around 10,000 participants from 13 NATO Allies. The exercise concluded on 2 September 2018, after two action-filled weeks of training, focusing on the mobility, readiness and interoperability of NATO and national forces. It was the largest exercise of its kind ever conducted in Latvia and took place in every region of the country.

6 Sep. 2018

NATO Secretary General discussed current security challenges with Greek Prime Minister

Visiting Athens on Thursday (6 September 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to discuss current security challenges and the implementation of decisions taken at the NATO Summit in July.

6 Sep. 2018

Secretary General visits Skopje to discuss progress in NATO accession talks

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a two-day visit to Skopje on Thursday (6 September 2018), which focused on the country’s path toward NATO membership. At the Brussels Summit in July, Allied leaders decided to invite the government in Skopje to begin accession talks with the Alliance, which have now begun.

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