Updated: 03-Oct-2007 March 2005

1 Mar. 2005
President of Croatia visits NATO
Stjepan Mesic, the President of Croatia, visited NATO HQ on 1 March to discuss with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Croatia's progress in the Membership Action Plan.
2 Mar. 2005
NATO and Georgia sign transit agreement
On Wednesday 2 March, Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili signed an agreement at NATO HQ regarding the provision of host nation support to and transit of NATO forces and NATO personnel.
3-4 Mar. 2005
Avoiding military involvement in human trafficking
A seminar in Helsinki, Finland, on 3 and 4 March has allowed NATO and partner countries to examine the best practices for avoiding military involvement in human trafficking.
3 Mar. 2005
World’s largest anti-submarine exercise to be held in Mediterranean
Ten NATO countries will provide six submarines, ten maritime patrol aircraft and 16 surface ships to take part in NOBLE MARLIN 05, the world's largest anti-submarine Warfare exercise from 03 to 16 March 2005.
6 Mar. 2005
NATO reserve forces rehearse in Kosovo
NATO forces will deploy to Kosovo on 6 March, to take part in an operational rehearsal designed to ensure NATO troops and reserve forces headquarters are prepared to respond to any crisis in the Balkans.
7-9 Mar. 2005
Discussing defence reform at NATO
Defence Ministers from NATO member Slovenia and partner countries Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) visited NATO on 7 and 9 March for talks with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
8 Mar. 2005
Statement by Secretary General on Haradinaj indictment
In a statement on 8 March, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said he was confident that former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj will, as he has announced, cooperate fully with the International Tribunal.
8-11 Mar. 2005
AWACS help guard skies over Madrid anti-terror conference
NATO radar aircraft will monitor the skies over Madrid during the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security, 8-11 March.
9 Mar. 2005
NATO and Russia conduct joint theatre missile defence exercise
NATO and Russia are holding a computer-assisted exercise in the Netherlands, 14-23 March, to test joint concepts for protecting troops deployed on operations against missile attacks.
9-15 Mar. 2005
Special Representative for Caucasus and Central Asia visits Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Robert Simmons, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia visited Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from 9 to 15 March.
10 Mar. 2005
Democracy best answer to terror, says NATO Secretary General
Speaking at an anti-terror Summit in Madrid on 10 March, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said that protecting and promoting democracy remains the best answer to terror.
14 Mar. 2005
Remembering Brosio: NATO Secretary General and Cold War consensus-builder
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death on 14 March 1980, a special NATO Review article looks back on the life of Manlio Brosio of Italy, NATO’s fourth Secretary General.
16 Mar. 2005
Launch of NATO’s Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (ALTBMD) Programme
NATO’s Theatre Missile Defence (TMD) Programme has reached a key milestone in Alliance efforts to field an Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (ALTBMD) capability by 2010.
17 Mar. 2005
Heading off nuclear proliferation and protecting the environment: Dismantling Russian nuclear submarines

Developing a road map for dismantling old nuclear attack and cruise missile submarines belonging to Russia’s Pacific fleet was the aim of a NATO-sponsored Advanced Research Workshop held in Vladivostok, from 17 to 18 March.

18 Mar. 2005
Alliance ships visit Red Sea

From mid-March, ships belonging to the NATO Response Force are visiting the Red Sea ports of NATO’s Mediterranean partner countries, as part of the Alliance’s Mediterranean Dialogue.

18 Mar. 2005
NATO and the broader Middle East region

The way ahead for NATO’s programme of cooperation with countries of the broader Middle East, the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, was the focus of a high-level conference in Rome on 18 March.

20-22 Mar. 2005
NATO Parliamentarians visit Afghanistan

From 20-22 March, a delegation from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly visited Afghanistan to get a first hand look at the assistance NATO is providing to the country.

23 Mar. 2005
UN envoy briefs NATO Council on Kosovo

Soren Jessen-Petersen, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Kosovo, visited NATO HQ on 23 March to brief the Alliance on the political situation in the province.

24 Mar. 2005
Albanian Prime Minister visits NATO
The Prime Minister of Albania, Fatos Nano, visited NATO on 24 March to address the North Atlantic Council and meet with the Secretary General of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
25 Mar. 2005
NATO donates bridges to Indonesia
On 25 March, NATO handed over more than 565 metres of bridge equipment to assist Indonesia in dealing with the consequences of the December tsunami disaster.
28 Mar. - 14 Apr. 2005
Exercise Noble Javelin takes Response Force far from home
3,000 troops from the elite NATO Response Force deployed to the Canary Islands from 28 March to 14 April 2005 to respond to a mock crisis situation as part of exercise Noble Javelin 05.
29-31 Mar. 2005
Secretary General discusses security cooperation in New Zealand
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer travelled to New Zealand from 29 to 31 March, to discuss areas in which the country is working with NATO to enhance international security.
31 Mar. - 2 Apr. 2005
NATO and Australia enhance cooperation
During a visit to Australia from 31 March to 2 April, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer signed an agreement on the exchange of classified information, paving the way for greater cooperation.

  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.