|08 Aug. 2019 ||
NATO Secretary General concludes visit to Australia and New Zealand
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid his respects at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Thursday (8 August 2019), concluding an official visit to Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Stoltenberg laid a wreath in honour of the Australian armed forces and those members who lost their lives in conflict. Later, the Secretary General addressed an event hosted by the Institute for Regional Security and the Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
|25 Jan. 2019 ||
Secretary General: NATO and New Zealand are close partners
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to NATO Headquarters on Friday (25 January 2019) for talks on the Alliance's cooperation with New Zealand. Calling the country a close partner in standing up for international security and the rules-based order, the Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for New Zealand's contributions in Afghanistan and Iraq, adding he looked forward to deepening cooperation in the future.
|15 Feb. 2018 ||
Deputy Secretary General welcomes New Zealand’s Minister of Defence to NATO
Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Defence Minister Ron Mark to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (15 February 2018) to discuss deepening cooperation between NATO and New Zealand. New Zealand recently concluded a new Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) with the Alliance, which sets out an ambitious roadmap for continued partnership.
|16 Jun. 2017 ||
NATO and New Zealand share genuine partnership and interest in enhanced mil-to-mil cooperation, says Chairman of NATO military Committee
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, on 14-17 June 2017. During his stay, the Chairman met with Secretary of Defence, Ms Helene Quilter; the Minister of Defence, the Honourable Mark Mitchell; Chief of Defence of the New Zealand Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Tim Keating; Commander of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland, Air Commodore Darryn Webb; the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Deputy Chief of the Army, Brigadier Christopher Parsons; and Special Operations Component Commander, Colonel Rob Gillard. General Pavel also attended a Defence meeting chaired by Lieutenant General Keating and delivered a speech at the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs at Victoria University.
|12 Jan. 2017 ||
Secretary General: New Zealand is one of NATO’s closest global partners
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (12 January 2017) for talks on the partnership between the Alliance and New Zealand. The two leaders also exchanged views on security challenges in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region, including the common threat of terrorism.
|24 Apr. 2015 ||
NATO and New Zealand take stock of long standing partnership
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed New Zealand's Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on the state of the partnership between the Alliance and New Zealand.
|20 Feb. 2015 ||
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee commends New Zealand’s involvement in NATO-led Operations and Missions
Visiting New Zealand on a four-day visit (18-21 February 2015) General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee discussed New Zealand’s increased cooperation with NATO on maritime security, interoperability and its continued commitment to NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan to train, advise and assist the Afghan forces. Speaking with The Honourable Gerry Brownlee, New Zealand’s Minister of Defence, General Bartels stated: “New Zealand is a highly valued partner and NATO looks forward to building on this important partnership”.
|21 Jan. 2014 ||
New Zealand joins NATO’s counter-piracy mission Ocean Shield
Following a formal exchange of letters signed Tuesday (21 January 2014) between NATO and the New Zealand Government, the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE MANA is set to join the Alliance’s Operation Ocean Shield on 23 January, marking the second time a partner nation has contributed to NATO’s counter-piracy effort.
|04 Jun. 2012 ||
NATO and New Zealand sign new partnership accord
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and John Key, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, pledged closer security cooperation after signing a new partnership cooperation accord at NATO headquarters on 4 June 2012.
|09 Feb. 2011 ||
Deputy Secretary General praises New Zealand’s contribution to stabilisation efforts in Afghanistan
During a visit to New Zealand from 3 to 4 February, Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero said that NATO wants to deepen cooperation with New Zealand, a coutry that may be geographically distant, but with which the Alliance shares the same concerns.