Updated: 03-Oct-2007 June 2005

1 June 2005
Secretary General visits Slovenia, addresses NATO Parliamentarians
Addressing close to 300 Parliamentarians from 40 NATO and partner countries on 31 May, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer called on the legislators to support the Alliance’s transformation.
1 June 2005
Ukraine 2005 Target Plan available online
Ukraine 's Annual Target Plan for 2005 has just been published on the NATO Web site in English and Ukrainian.

3 June 2005
NATO Public Diplomacy conference discusses the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative
On 3 June 2005, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Stimson Center co-organised a conference on “NATO’s Evolving Role in the Middle East: The Gulf Dimension” in Washington D.C., United States.
1-3 June 2005
NATO Secretary General visits United States
During a visit to the United States, 1-3 June, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has stressed the continuing importance of effective transatlantic security cooperation to address 21 st century security challenges.
6 June 2005
NATO’s transformation in focus at Norfolk seminar

Top Alliance decision-makers met at Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, US, 2-3 June to address specific transformational challenges facing NATO.

6 June 2005
Sofia seminar to address challenge of WMD proliferation

Senior officials from across the globe will discuss the challenge of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) at a high-level NATO seminar in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, 28-29 June 2005.

6 June 2005
NATO Secretary General pledges Darfur support

Speaking in Ethiopia on 26 May, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the Alliance was ready to help the African Union’s mission in Darfur with logistics and to assist in its training.

7 June 2005

Moldova to intensify co-operation with NATO

The President of Moldova, Vladimir Voronin, visited NATO HQ on 7 June to present a proposal for deeper co-operation with the Alliance, in the form of an Individual Partnership Action Plan.

7 June 2005
NATO joins Horse Parade

Its name is Alliantis and it is unlikely to win the Kentucky Derby. But this is NATO’s horse joining some 200 other decorated horse figures for the Belgian “Horse Parade 2005”.

8 June 2005

NATO Officers lead interoperability course in Moscow

From 7 June, over 100 top Russian military officers at the General Staff Academy in Moscow are participating in a weeklong NATO-led conference focused on improving interoperability.

8 June 2005

Developing procedures for responding to attacks with weapons of mass destruction

Fire-fighters, policemen, medics as well as experts and senior officials from NATO and partner countries met in Karlstad, Sweden, 1-3 June for a seminar on procedures for ‘first responders’ dealing with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents.

9 June 2005
Green light for NATO support to African Union for Darfur

NATO announced on 9 June that it would help the African Union (AU) expand its peacekeeping mission in Darfur by airlifting additional AU peacekeepers into the region and assisting with training.

9 June 2005
Alliance to deploy extra troops for Afghan elections

NATO Ministers of Defence have reiterated their commitment to Afghanistan, saying the Alliance will continue to expand its presence in the country and assist in providing security for the upcoming elections.

9 June 2005
Kosovo peacekeeping force to maintain full capability

Meeting in Brussels on 9 June, NATO Ministers of Defence confirmed that KFOR, the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo, would maintain its full operational capability of around 17,000 troops.

9 June 2005
NATO-Russia defence expenditures available online

On the occasion of a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels, the Alliance released on 9 June figures on the defence expenditures of the 26 NATO countries and Russia from 1980 to 2004.

9 June 2005
Defence Ministers discuss boosting NATO’s capabilities

Meeting at NATO HQ on 9 June, NATO Ministers of Defence have discussed new ideas for further transforming the Alliance’s capability to take on 21 st century military operations where and when necessary.

10 June 2005
NATO and Russia move forward on interoperability

Meeting in Brussels on 9 June, Ministers of Defence from the 26 NATO countries and Russia discussed defence reform and military co-operation, the fight against terrorism as well as international security.

10 June 2005
Ukraine and NATO discuss defence reform, operations

NATO’s assistance to Ukraine in defence and security sector reform and Ukraine’s contribution to NATO operations were the focus of talks of NATO Defence Ministers and the Defence Minister of Ukraine in Brussels, 9 June.

15 June 2005
NATO air power centre of excellence up and running

Germany, working with other 15 countries, has opened a multinational Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) in Kalkar, Germany, to improve the Alliance's air, space, land and maritime air power operations.

16 June 2005
Military Committee bids farewell to Chairman Kujat, welcomes successor Henault

NATO’s top military body met at the level of Chiefs of Defence at NATO HQ on 16 June to bid farewell to its outgoing chairman, General Harald Kujat, and welcome his successor, General Ray Henault.

16 June 2005
Czech Prime Minister visits NATO

The new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Jiri Paroubek, met for talks with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at NATO HQ on 16 June.

16 June 2005
NATO Secretary General meets the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee

On 15-16 June NATO's Public Diplomacy Division organised a high-level visit to NATO of members of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee headed by its Chairman, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, and of members of the Atlantic Forum of Israel, headed by its Chairman, Dr. Uzi Arad.

16 June 2005
Armenia presents Individual Partnership Action Plan

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian visited NATO HQ on 16 June to present a proposal for deeper cooperation between his country and NATO, in the form of an Individual Partnership Action Plan.

19-30 June 2005
Exercise Cooperative Best Effort in Ukraine
Personnel from ten NATO member countries, eleven Partners and two Mediterranean Dialogue countries have been taking part in Exercise Cooperative Best Effort 2005 at the Yavoriv training centre in Lviv, Ukraine from 19 to 30 June. The event has been exercising light infantry skills across a variety of peace-support operation settings.
22 June 2005
Iraqi Foreign Minister calls for continuing NATO support

During a visit to NATO HQ on 21 June, the Foreign Minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, thanked NATO for its “major role” in training Iraqi security forces, and called for further support.

22 June 2005
NATO’s Afghanistan operation heads to Chagcharan

Preparations are on track for NATO to further expand its presence in Afghanistan, by establishing a third Provincial Reconstruction Team in the West, in Chagcharan, under Lithuanian command.

22 June 2005
Exercise Sorbet Royal tests submarine rescue procedures

Participants from 14 countries are attempting to rescue over 200 sailors ‘trapped’ in sunken submarines in NATO’s largest and most challenging live submarine escape and rescue exercise, Sorbet Royal 2005, 17-30 June.

22 June 2005
United Arab Emirates to develop cooperation with NATO
On 22 June, the United Arab Emirates formally joined NATO’s Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, a programme of practical bilateral cooperation reaching out to countries in the broader Middle East region.
23 June 2005
NATO committed to Iraq, says Secretary General

Speaking at a high-level conference on Iraq in Brussels on 22 June, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer invited partners to contribute to the Alliance’s assistance to the country.

23-24 June 2005
Secretary General in Moscow
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Moscow for meetings on 24 June with President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of the Security Council Igor Ivanov.
26 June - 8 July 2005
Summer Academy in Tajikistan
The first NATO-sponsored Summer Academy in the Varzob District of Tajikistan was held on 26 June to 8 July for students from Central Asia and Russia aiming to enter the sphere of international relations and diplomacy.
27 June 2005
First step taken in Intensified Dialogue with Ukraine
Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Kyiv, Ukraine, on 27 June. He had meetings with President Viktor Yushchenko, Prime Minster Yulia Tymoshenko, Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk and Defence Minister Anatoliy Grytsenko.
27 June - 1 July 2005
Lessons learned from recent terrorist attacks
Some 150 participants gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 27 June to 1 July, for a NATO-Russia Council (NRC) conference on "Lessons learned from recent terrorist attacks: Building national capabilities and institutions".
28 June 2005
NATO Response Force: transfer of command
A ceremony was held on 28 June at the Headquarters of the Allied Joint Force Command Naples in Bagnoli, Naples, to mark the transfer of authority of the NATO Response Force (NRF) to Joint Command Lisbon, which will command the NRF for the next 12 months.
28-29 June 2005
NATO seminar on the challenges of WMD proliferation
More than 100 senior officials representing 42 countries from five continents, as well as NATO and EU representatives, met in Sofia, Bulgaria, to discuss the challenge of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) on 28 and 29 June 2005.
30 June 2005
Secretary General visits Slovakia
On 30 June, for the first time since Slovakia joined the Alliance, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited the capital, Bratislava, for a series of high-level meetings.