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2 May. 2017

Poland takes lead of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing, supported by Spain

Poland took the lead of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission on Tuesday (2 May 2017), succeeding the Royal Netherlands Air Force at Šiauliai airbase in Lithuania. Spain will replace the German Air Force in supporting the mission from Estonia’s Ämari airbase.

2 May. 2017

NATO Secretary General discusses May Meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Tuesday (2 May 2017) at Palais d’Egmont to prepare for the meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels on 25 May.

2 May. 2017

NATO and partners firmly committed to continue supporting the financial sustainment of the Afghan Security Forces

NATO Allies and partners, together with representatives of the donors’ community, reaffirmed their long-term commitment to continue supporting the financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces, at the plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army (ANA) Trust Fund Board, today (Tuesday, 2 May 2017). Participants discussed the Trust Fund’s achievements in 2016 and 2017, the plans for 2018, the coordination with the donor community in Afghanistan, and the implementation of auditing arrangements. They also discussed the ongoing coordination in Afghanistan between the Afghan authorities and the various funding streams, including the Afghan National Army Trust Fund itself, the Law and Order Trust Fund for the Afghan Police (administered by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP), the budgetary contributions of the Afghan Government, the bilateral contributions provided, especially the bilateral Afghan Security Forces Fund of the United States, and possible additional adaptations of the ANA Trust Fund aimed at improving joint training and interoperability of the Afghan security forces in key areas, such as medical support, explosive ordnance disposal, and counter-IEDs, amongst others.

28 Apr. 2017

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the violence in the Parliament in Skopje

I strongly condemn yesterday’s attacks on members of Parliament in Skopje. Violence has no place in any parliament. I call on all political actors to show calm, restraint, and respect for the democratic process. Political dialogue is the only reasonable and appropriate way forward, and is in the best interest of all citizens of the country.

27 Apr. 2017

A new era of digital underwater communications

Satellites and mobile phones, built on international standards, help the world get connected. But the communications technology we use on land does not work well underwater. As water covers over 70 per cent of the earth's surface, NATO has sponsored research into establishing the first ever digital underwater communications standard.

27 Apr. 2017

Secretary General commends Italy’s contributions to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Italy for its major contributions to the Alliance during an official visit to Rome on Thursday (27 April 2017). At a joint press point with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Mr. Stoltenberg underlined Italy’s role in driving NATO’s adaptation to threats from the south, including terrorism and failing states. The two leaders also discussed preparations for the meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels.

27 Apr. 2017

Secretary General in Malta: NATO is strengthening cooperation with the EU

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with EU Defence Ministers in Valletta on Thursday (27 April 2017) for talks on European defence and strengthening NATO-EU cooperation.

27 Apr. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General visits California

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller arrived in Los Angeles late on Wednesday (26 April 2017), for a five day visit to California that will include meetings at the RAND Corporation, Google, Palantir, and Stanford University.

26 Apr. 2017

Secretary General meets Maltese Prime Minister in Valletta

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Maltese Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muscat on Wednesday (26 April 2017) in Valletta, kicking off a two-day visit to Malta. The meeting was the first ever between a NATO Secretary General and a Prime Minister of Malta.

26 Apr. 2017

World’s largest cyber defence exercise takes place in Estonia

Locked Shields 2017, the largest and most advanced cyber defence exercise in the world, is taking place this week. It is organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.

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