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15 Feb. 2020 200214b-014.jpg - NATO Secretary General attends Munich Security Conference, 64.59KB

Secretary General discusses security issues with world leaders in Munich

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined other world leaders for talks while at the Munich Security Conference on Friday and Saturday (14-15 February 2020). He had discussions with heads of state and government, ministers, parliamentarians and officials.
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NATO Secretary General addresses Munich Security Conference

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg kicked off day two of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (15 February), speaking about the importance of the relationship between Europe and North America in an era of increased global competition.
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NATO Standardization Office Participates in JMRC-hosted multinational exercise Combined Resolve XIII

From 20 January to 4 February 2020, approximately 5400 participants from 16 different NATO Allies and partner nations took part in Exercise Combined Resolve XIII at the Joint Multinational Readiness Centre (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany. The Joint Multinational Readiness Center’s (JMRC) robust exercise and after-action review systems offer precious opportunities to both institutionalize NATO standards across several Allied and Partner nations, and to improve NATO standards themselves. The exercise aimed to test and enhance multinational battlegroups’ combined response and mobility capacity, defensive readiness, and interoperability between Allies.
14 Feb. 2020 200214a-002.jpg - NATO Secretary General attends Defeat-ISIS Defence Ministerial meeting in Germany, 70.50KB

NATO Secretary General participates in meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of Defence Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Munich on Friday (14 February 2020).
13 Feb. 2020 200213b-037.jpg - Meetings of the NATO Defence Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Meeting of the North Atlantic Council, 75.03KB

Allies agree to enhance NATO Mission Iraq, discuss Russian missiles and mission in Afghanistan

NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of discussions in Brussels on Thursday (13 February 2020) addressing key issues including NATO’s training mission in Iraq, support for Afghanistan, and the challenge posed by Russia’s missile systems.
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The Czech Republic and Sweden join the multinational Land Battle Decisive Munitions Initiative

On Wednesday (12 February), the Land Battle Decisive Munitions initiative welcomed two new members, the Czech Republic and Sweden, bringing the total number of participating NATO Allies and partners to twenty-three. The amendment to the initiative’s Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels.
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NATO begins using enhanced satellite services

On Wednesday (12 February 2020) NATO held a ceremony to mark the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding between four nations for the provision of critical satellite communications services to NATO for the next 15 years.
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Defence ministers agree to enhance NATO’s training mission in Iraq

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Wednesday (12 February 2020) that Allied ministers had reaffirmed their support to Iraq and agreed in principle to enhance NATO's training mission. In the first instance, this will consist of taking on some of the Global Coalition’s current training activities. Ministers also agreed to explore what more could be done, beyond this first step.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General praises Romania’s long-standing security efforts in Afghanistan

Today (12 February 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană attended the launch of a Romanian photo exhibition “Afghanistan: Faces of War,” at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).
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Defence Ministers to address NATO’s ongoing support for Iraq

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today (12 February 2020) to address key issues, including the Alliance’s training mission in Iraq and the fight against international terrorism. Ministers will also discuss NATO’s presence in Afghanistan, the challenges posed by Russia’s missile systems and NATO-EU cooperation.

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