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9 Mar. 2017

International Women’s Day at NATO: #BeBoldForChange

Various events took place at NATO Headquarters to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) and to raise awareness of gender perspectives and the principles of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

9 Mar. 2017

Secretary General welcomes Estonia’s Prime Minister to NATO Headquarters

The Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, had talks about the current security situation in Europe with Estonia’s Prime Minister, Jüri Ratas, and he thanked Estonia for the strong contribution it makes to NATO.

8 Mar. 2017

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Egypt

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Cairo, Egypt on 6-7 March 17. During his visit he met with the Chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, General Mahmoud Hegazy.

8 Mar. 2017

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: NATO and Jordan have a strong and longstanding partnership

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee stressed his gratitude for Jordan’s contributions to NATO-led operations over many years when he visited Amman, Jordan on 7-8 March 2017. During the trip, the Chairman met with the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lt General Mahmoud Freihat and the Director of the Military Intelligence Directorate, General Emad Adaileh.

8 Mar. 2017

NATO marks International Women’s Day

“An organisation, society or country can only succeed if it uses the full potential of all of its members – men and women,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, marking the occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday (8 March 2017). He stressed that equal participation of men and women is a core security requirement, essential to the resilience of societies, to the effectiveness of NATO forces and to achieving and preserving peace.

8 Mar. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General thanks Iceland for its contribution to European security

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, ended a two day visit to Iceland on Wednesday (8 March 2017) by addressing students at the University of Iceland on how NATO is adapting to a new security environment. Ms Gottemoeller explained how NATO “represents the gold standard in multilateral security cooperation” and how it is strengthening its collective defence in Europe and doing more to fight terrorism.

8 Mar. 2017

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the Kosovo Security Force (KSF)

Today, I have spoken to Hashim Thaci and Isa Mustafa to convey the serious concerns of NATO Allies about recent proposals by the Kosovo authorities to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an armed force, without a constitutional change. I made clear that unilateral steps such as these are unhelpful, and I urged the Kosovo authorities to remain in close contact with Belgrade.

6 Mar. 2017

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu condemns latest ballistic missile tests by North Korea

I strongly condemn the most recent reported ballistic missile tests conducted by North Korea. Once again, these missile tests are in direct violation of a series of Security Council Resolutions which require North Korea to cease all activities related to its ballistic missile programmes and to abandon all existing weapons of mass destruction programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner. These most recent tests, where three missiles reportedly landed in Japanese controlled waters, are especially provocative.

3 Mar. 2017

NATO Military Committee in Georgia to take stock of the implementation of Substantial NATO-Georgia Package

For the second time since 2014, the NATO Military Committee visited Georgia. During the two-day trip (2 & 3 March), NATO’s Military Representatives met with the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) team to receive a progress report, visited the Joint NATO-Georgia Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) and observed a pre-deployment training demonstration of Georgian troops. The Military Committee and its Chairman, General Petr Pavel, also visited the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL).

2 Mar. 2017

Secretary General: Switzerland is a valued NATO partner

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the value of the Alliance’s partnership with Switzerland during a visit to Bern and Geneva on Wednesday and Thursday (1-2 March 2017).

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