Updated: 28-Nov-2006 September 2005

2 Sep. 2005

NATO Secretary General visits Bulgaria

During a visit to Sofia on 2 September, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said he was confident Bulgaria’s active engagement in NATO will continue.
4 Sep. 2005

NATO and partner countries aid hurricane Katrina relief

NATO and partner countries have responded to the United States’ request for assistance with offers of food, medical supplies and equipment.
5 Sep. 2005

Chiefs of Defence meet ahead of Berlin Ministerial

At a meeting of NATO’s top military body in the Netherlands, 2-4 September, its Chairman General Ray Henault of Canada said “ nations must do more” to deliver on their commitments.
7 Sep. 2005

Senior official explains ‘Intensified Dialogue’ with Ukraine

At a time of intensifying cooperation with Ukraine, NATO’s newly appointed Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Martin Erdmann, will be deeply involved in taking forward the NATO-Ukraine relationship over the next few years.
7 Sep. 2005

NATO Librarian recommends

In a new monthly series, the NATO Librarian recommends books of relevance to the issues on NATO’s agenda, starting with “Philosophy in a Time of Terror” for September.
9 Sep. 2005

NATO airlifts Afghan police for elections

This week NATO-led troops airlifted 1,200 Afghan National Police to their designated positions for the 18 September provincial and parliamentary elections.
12 Sep. 2005

NATO and partner forces rehearse sea operations

From 12 to 23 September, 1,500 military personnel from NATO and partner countries are rehearsing conducting joint maritime crisis response operations in the Adriatic Sea and Vlora, Albania.
13 Sep. 2005

Ministers discuss future of NATO in Berlin

Meeting in Berlin on 13 and 14 September, NATO Defence Ministers discussed the future of NATO and the kinds of missions they expect the Alliance to be taking on in 10 to 15 years.
14 Sep. 2005

Ministers honour victims of terrorism

On the second day of their informal meeting in Berlin, 14 September, NATO Ministers of Defence observed a minute of silence to commemorate victims of terrorism.
14 Sep. 2005

NATO completes expansion to West of Afghanistan

All four NATO-led Provincial Reconstruction Teams in the West of Afghanistan have now reached full operational capability, completing the expansion of NATO’s presence to the West of the country.
14 Sep. 2005

Protecting nuclear convoys

From 14 to 15 September, NATO and Russian experts observed a UK nuclear weapon accident response exercise, Senator 05, on safeguarding nuclear convoys and mitigating any abnormal events.
19 Sep. 2005

Senior NATO officials, defence executives to attend ‘Industry Day’

NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, responsible for promoting and overseeing the continuing transformation of Alliance forces and capabilities, is hosting its second ‘Industry Day’ in Rome on Monday, 19 September.
19 Sep. 2005

NATO and UN to strengthen cooperation

Courtesy of UN
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited the UN on 19 and 20 September to discuss current operations and ideas for enhancing NATO-UN cooperation with Secretary General Kofi Annan.
21 Sep. 2005

Katrina support operation continues

Since the operation began on 9 September, NATO has delivered over 100 tonnes of emergency supplies from Europe to the United States, also with airlift support from partner country Ukraine.
21 Sep. 2005

NATO trains Afghan air traffic controllers

NATO-led troops launched on 21 September the first training course for air traffic controllers in Afghanistan, paving the way for an eventual handover of Kabul air control to Afghan authorities.
21 Sep. 2005

Assistance to African Union for Darfur extended

NATO agreed on 21 September to extend its support to the African Union until 31 October, in order to coordinate the airlift of the remaining three battalions of African peacekeepers into Darfur.
26 Sep. 2005

Dubai conference examines NATO-Gulf relations

NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and the Dubai-based Gulf Research Centre organised on 26 September the first conference co-sponsored by the Alliance in one of the countries party to NATO’s Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.
26 Sep. 2005

NATO and Ukraine kick off intensified staff talks

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko addressing the Council on 22 February 2005
NATO and Ukrainian officials held the first in a series of staff-level talks under the Intensified Dialogue on membership issues and related reforms at NATO Headquarters on 26 September.
27 Sep. 2005

Stopwatch: New edition of interactive video debates with Jamie Shea

In response to your positive feedback, NATO is pleased to offer a second season of video debates hosted by Jamie Shea, former NATO Spokesman and currently the Director of Policy Planning in the Office of the NATO Secretary General.
28 Sep. 2005

NATO Secretary General in Iraq

On 26-27 September, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, accompanied by NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, General James L. Jones, visited Iraq to mark the enhancement of NATO's training mission.
29 Sep. - 7 Oct. 2005

NATO Representative holds talks in Central Asia

Robert Simmons and Kyrghyz First Deputy Interior Minister, Sh. Mirzaka-Rimov
The NATO Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Robert Simmons, travelled from 29 September to 7 October to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan as part his regular visits to Central Asia.
29 Sep. - 14 Oct. 2005

Response Force demonstrates amphibious capabilities

The NATO Response Force tested its capability to conduct complex sea-based operations in NATO’s largest amphibious exercise, Destined Glory (Loyal Midas), in the Tyrrhenian Sea, 29 September to 14 October.
29 Sep. 2005

Building schools in Afghanistan

The NATO-led International Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and the Italian government is supporting the construction of ten schools in the province of Herat.