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10 May. 2017

Secretary General in London: UK leads by example in NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (10 May 2017) to discuss preparations for the upcoming meeting of Allied leaders on 25 May. The Secretary General thanked the United Kingdom for its enduring commitment to NATO and its leadership in Europe and beyond.

9 May. 2017

Iraq further developing its capabilities in the fight against terrorism, with NATO support

Today (9 May 2017) marks another important step in the consolidation of NATO’s support to Iraqi security institutions in strengthening their capabilities in the fight against terrorism. NATO trainers and advisors and Iraqi high ranking officers have concluded a three day-workshop designed to enhance Iraqi leadership and training skills in the domains of countering improvised explosive devices, explosive ordnance disposal, and demining.

9 May. 2017

Secretary General discusses the fight against terrorism with Tunisian Foreign Minister

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (9 May 2017) for talks on regional security and the partnership between the Alliance and Tunisia.

5 May. 2017

Promoting intercultural dialogue

NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Tacan Ildem attended the Fourth World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the government of Azerbaijan in Baku from 4 to 6 May 2017. The event aims to promote intercultural dialogue as a tool to improve human security, the conditions for peace, and sustainable development.

5 May. 2017

Deputy Secretary General discusses arms control in Vienna

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller began a two-day visit to Austria on Friday (5 May 2017) with a speech at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP). Addressing a seminar on ‘NATO’s Enduring Commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty’, Ms. Gottemoeller outlined the Alliance’s efforts to preserve peace, limit proliferation and reduce the number of nuclear weapons.

5 May. 2017

Deputy Secretary General discusses arms control in Vienna

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller began a two-day visit to Austria on Friday (5 May 2017) with a speech at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP). Addressing a seminar on ‘NATO’s Enduring Commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty’, Ms. Gottemoeller outlined the Alliance’s efforts to preserve peace, limit proliferation and reduce the number of nuclear weapons.

4 May. 2017

National Armaments Directors discuss defence spending, innovation and multinational cooperation

Top national defence procurement officials discussed innovation and new initiatives to support NATO capability efforts at the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on 4 May 2017.

4 May. 2017

Secretary General commends Norway’s contributions to NATO

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (4 May 2017) for talks on the Alliance’s continued adaptation and preparations for the meeting of NATO leaders on 25 May. The Secretary General thanked Norway for its important contributions to NATO’s defence and deterrence, as well as efforts to project stability.

3 May. 2017

Secretary General: NATO-EU cooperation is ''now the norm''

Addressing the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Sub-Committee on Security and Defence on Wednesday (3 May 2017), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed closer cooperation between the European Union and the Alliance. He stressed that “cooperation is now the norm, not the exception,” and noted that a strong European defence contributes to fair burden-sharing. Mr. Stoltenberg also addressed the agenda of the upcoming meeting of NATO leaders in May.

2 May. 2017

NATO welcomes 20th anniversary of Chemical Weapons Convention

NATO welcomed the 20th anniversary of the Convention on Chemical Weapons on Saturday (29 April 2017), in a letter from Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Mr Stoltenberg praised the OPCW’s work, noting that 94% of all declared chemical weapons worldwide have been eliminated under their monitoring over the past 20 years, with the remainder to be destroyed within six years.

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