NATO Latest Newshttps://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO’s bi-annual Familiarization Programme testifies to increased importance of Allies’ engagement with PartnersFrom 7 to 16 December 2022, NATO hosts military personnel from 20 Partner Nations for its bi-annual Familiarization Programme. The 8-day event, jointly organised by NATO Military Cooperative Security Division and SHAPE’s Partnership Directorate Military Cooperation Division, introduces Partner representatives to NATO’s Partnership frameworks, delving into the Alliance’s outreach programmes and activities. Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMT'In the blink of an eye, the challenges of tomorrow will be here', notes Director General of the NATO International Military Staff at the Alliance Warfare Development ConferenceThe Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak, participated in the Alliance Warfare Development (AWD) Conference, which took place from 6 to 8 December in Norfolk, Virginia, US. Tthis year’s event was themed “Better Today, Stronger Tomorrow” and brought together key NATO and Allied representatives to discuss how the Alliance can better prepare and respond to a more complex and an ever-changing security environment. Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO military delegation holds staff-to-staff talks with partner, MongoliaOn 1-2 December 2022, a military delegation from NATO’s Cooperative Security Division, led by its Director, Major General Francesco Diella travelled to Ulaanbaatar to meet with representatives from the Mongolian Military Authorities. The talks were held within the framework of NATO’s Partnership with Mongolia. Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to Moldova: Our partnership helps make you safer, and makes us all more secureDeputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined NATO's determination to continue supporting the Republic of Moldova in an address to the participants of the international conference focused on “Developing NATO Partnerships in a Changing Security Environment” taking place in Chișinău on Thursday (8 December 2022). Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General emphasises importance of good governanceDeputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance of strengthening societal and institutional resilience and safeguarding democratic values in opening remarks delivered at the NATO 2022 Building Integrity Conference on Thursday (08 December 2022). Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General: ''Russia trying to freeze Ukraine conflict''NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (07 December 2022) stressed the importance of continued NATO Allied support to Ukraine as it faces Russia’s war of aggression. Addressing the Financial Times’ Global Boardroom event via video link, Mr Stoltenberg said the conflict would likely enter a quieter phase over winter but that Russia is showing no sign of seeking a peaceful end to the conflict. Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General joins prayers for UkraineMircea Geoană, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General spoke at the 25th European Prayer Breakfast in Brussels today (Wednesday 7 December). The breakfast was attended by MEPs, diplomats, officials and business leaders. Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General takes part in the FT’s Global Boardroom eventOn 07 December 2022 the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will participate in the sixth edition of the FT’s Global Boardroom event, which is focused on strategies for a new geopolitical and economic reality. The Secretary General will have a live virtual keynote interview with Ms. Roula Khalaf, the Editor of the Financial Times, from 09:30am (CET). Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Exercise Cyber Coalition concludes in EstoniaNATO’s flagship annual cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition 2022, wrapped up successfully on Friday (2 December 2022). The exercise involved a record number of participants – more than 1,000 cyber defenders from 26 NATO Allies, invitees Finland and Sweden, as well as partners Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, and the European Union. This year’s event took place between November 28th and December 2nd in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as remotely. Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General thanks Germany for contributions at critical time NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Germany on Thursday (1 December 2022) for its ''significant contributions to our Alliance,'' stressing that German leadership ''is more important than ever as we face the most serious security situation in decades.'' Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General Stoltenberg praises German support to Ukraine, key role in NATOIn a visit to Berlin on Thursday (1 December 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Chancellor Olaf Scholz for Germany’s strong support to Ukraine and its key contributions to NATO, including through its historic decision to substantially increase defence spending. Dec. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to visit Berlin, GermanyThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Berlin, Germany from 30 November – 02 December 2022. During his visit, Mr.Stoltenberg will meet with the Chancellor of Germany, Mr. Olaf Scholz, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Ms Annalena Baerbock and the Minister of Defence, Ms. Christine Lambrecht. Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Foreign Ministers end meetings in Bucharest with focus on China, more support for partnersNATO foreign ministers ended two days of meetings in Bucharest on Wednesday (30 November 2022), with meetings focused on the long-term challenges posed by China, as well as on support for partners facing Russian pressure. “NATO is an Alliance of Europe and North America, but the challenges we face are global, and we must address them together in NATO,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General in Bucharest: no lasting peace if the aggressor winsSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined NATO's determination to support Ukraine and defend all Allies in a speech to the Aspen – GMF Bucharest Forum on Tuesday (29 November 2022). Speaking ahead of meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers, he said that Allies will continue to stand by Ukraine as it defends against Russia's illegal war of aggression. ''There can be no lasting peace if the aggressor wins,'' he said. ''There can be no lasting peace if oppression and autocracy prevail over freedom and democracy.'' Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General: "we will not back down" in support for UkraineSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the key decisions taken by NATO Foreign Ministers at their first meeting in Bucharest on Tuesday (29 November 2022), underlining that the meeting sent "a strong message of NATO unity, and of sustained support to Ukraine". Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO foreign ministers set to address more support for UkraineNATO foreign ministers will address ways to step up support for Ukraine at their meeting in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday (29 November 2022). Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “NATO Allies are providing unprecedented support to Ukraine, and they will continue to provide unprecedented support to Ukraine, including by helping them to rebuild their gas and power infrastructure, [and] of course also continue to deliver air defence systems.” Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTStatement by NATO Foreign MinistersThe NATO Invitees associate themselves with this Statement. Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General welcomes US Secretary of State to meeting of NATO Foreign MinistersSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Bucharest on Tuesday (29 November 2022) ahead of a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers. Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General welcomes Ukraine’s foreign minister to BucharestSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to Bucharest on Tuesday (29 November 2022), where he will take part in a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers. “We will stand by Ukraine as long as it takes; we will not back down,” said Mr Stoltenberg. Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO facilitates donation of ambulance buses from Norway to UkraineNorway will donate five military ambulance buses to Ukraine, following Kyiv’s request for international assistance through the NATO Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). The donation, worth three million euros, is coordinated by the EADRCC through a financing arrangement with Norway. Nov. 2022 12:00:00 GMT