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25 May. 2018

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on MH17 investigation

The Netherlands and Australia have announced that they hold Russia responsible for its part in the downing of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. I call on Russia to accept responsibility and fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability, in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166.

24 May. 2018

Allies agree Japan’s Mission to NATO

The North Atlantic Council agreed on Thursday (24 May 2018) to accept Japan’s request to designate its Embassy to Belgium as its Mission to NATO. The Ambassador of Japan to Belgium will be the Head of the Mission of Japan to NATO.

17 May. 2018

NATO Secretary General and President Trump discuss preparations for July summit

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday (17 May). They discussed preparations for the Summit of NATO leaders in Brussels on 11-12 July, including NATO's growing contribution to the fight against terrorism and fairer burden-sharing within the Alliance.

16 May. 2018

NATO Chiefs of Defence inaugural meeting in new NATO Headquarters focuses on Deterrence and Defence, Modernisation and Projecting Stability

The twenty-nine Allied Chiefs of Defence met in the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium today (16 May 2018) to review and discuss key military deliverables ahead of the forthcoming Defence Ministerial in June and the Heads of State and Government Summit in July. Discussions focused on NATO’s Strategic Direction South, Deterrence and Defence, and Allied Modernisation.

15 May. 2018

Secretary General thanks President Macron for his personal commitment to the transatlantic relationship

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked President Emmanuel Macron for his strong personal commitment to the transatlantic relationship and France's substantial contributions to the Alliance. At a meeting at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday (15 May 2018), Mr Stoltenberg highlighted France's contribution to the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania and to Baltic Air Policing, as well as ‎the country's role in the fight against terrorism, including in Iraq and the Sahel. ‎

15 May. 2018

Secretary General lays out Alliance’s cyber priorities

The North Atlantic Council, chaired by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, participated in the first Conference on the Cyber Defence Pledge in Paris on Tuesday (15 May 2018). Cyber defence is a priority for the Alliance, which deals with cyber-attacks on a daily basis and whose members have faced large-scale cyber-attacks over recent years.

14 May. 2018

New NATO initiative to help detect explosives and firearms in public transport

Through its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, NATO has launched a new initiative to develop and test a system for the detection of explosives and firearms in mass transport environments.

14 May. 2018

NATO Secretary General praises France as ''champion of multilateralism''

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised France for its important contributions to collective security and for its role as a champion of multilateralism. Mr Stoltenberg started a two-day visit to Paris today (14 May 2018) by meeting the French minister for the armed forces Florence Parly. They discussed NATO's continued adaptation to face current security challenges, as part of preparations for the Alliance Brussels Summit in July.

9 May. 2018

Council holds first meeting in new Room 1 conference chamber

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (9 May) opened the Alliance’s new Room 1 with the first meeting of the North Atlantic Council in the Alliance’s new headquarters.

9 May. 2018

Romania hosts NATO Allies for major Black Sea exercise

Naval assets from seven Allied nations and NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 are training maritime capabilities and combat proficiency in the Black Sea from May 7 to 13 2018, as part of Exercise Sea Shield.

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