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31 Mar. 2017

NATO delivers counter-IED equipment to Iraq

NATO delivered and demonstrated 160 sets of counter-IED equipment to Iraq’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday (26 March 2017). Financed by NATO’s Defence Capacity Building Trust Fund, the equipment is an important contribution to Iraq’s efforts to fight terrorism and protect civilians. Speaking at a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on Friday (31 March), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the delivery, saying “one of our best tools in the fight against terrorism is training local forces… this equipment will help save lives.”

30 Mar. 2017

Secretary General previews meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers, discusses NATO-Russia Council

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the agenda of this week’s meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in a press conference on Thursday (30 March 2017). On Friday, ministers will address topics including defence spending and the fight against terrorism, and pave the way for the Brussels meeting of NATO leaders on 25 May. The Secretary General also gave a read-out of discussions in the NATO-Russia Council. The Secretary General noted that Allies and Russia had a substantial meeting on topics of common concern, including the situation in and around Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan and risk reduction and transparency. “When tensions run high, it is even more important to keep talking with each other,” he added.

30 Mar. 2017

Marriët Schuurman completes her term as NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Ambassador Marriët Schuurman steps down as the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security on Thursday (30 March 2017) after two and a half years in post. She will return to a position with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

30 Mar. 2017

NATO Secretary General discusses partnership with Prime Minister Pavel Filip of Moldova

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip to NATO headquarters on Thursday (30 March 2017) and discussed with him the partnership between the Alliance and the Republic of Moldova. The Secretary General thanked Prime Minister Filip for his country’s contribution to NATO’s KFOR mission in Kosovo. He also welcomed Moldova’s commitment to uphold the values shared by all European democracies. The Secretary General highlighted that NATO and Moldova have jointly agreed a framework for working together and stressed that all cooperation activities with NATO have been requested by the government of Moldova.

28 Mar. 2017

Allies take further steps to enhance resilience

Officials and experts from NATO Allies and partners will discuss improving national resilience against evolving security challenges at a seminar in Bucharest on 28 and 29 March 2017. NATO Heads of State and Government pledged to increase Allied resilience at the Warsaw Summit in July 2016.

28 Mar. 2017

Statement by the Secretary General on meeting of the NATO-Russia Council

Following consultations with the members of the NATO-Russia Council, I have invited them to a meeting at ambassadorial level. The meeting will take place on 30 March at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

24 Mar. 2017

NATO-EU cooperation: informal meeting between the North Atlantic Council and the Political and Security Committee

On 24 March 2017, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Political and Security Committee (PSC) met to discuss NATO-EU cooperation, in particular the implementation of the Joint declaration signed by the NATO Secretary General, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission in Warsaw in July 2016, materialising in the common set of proposals endorsed by the respective Councils of both organisations in December 2016.

23 Mar. 2017

NATO sets date for May Meeting of NATO Leaders

NATO Allies decided this week that the next Meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and/or Government will take place in Brussels on 25 May 2017. The event will include an inauguration of NATO’s new Headquarters.

23 Mar. 2017

Deputy Secretary General: NATO is adapting to face serious and evolving challenges

Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller on Thursday (23 March) addressed reporters about NATO’s adaptation to meet new challenges. She shared a platform with Hungarian Minister of Defence István Simicskó and General Denis Mercier, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation.

23 Mar. 2017

Secretary General thanks Hungary for its firm commitment to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had talks in Budapest on Thursday (23 March) with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán. The two leaders discussed the current security situation and the Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for Hungary’s significant contributions to NATO’s collective defence.

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