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NATO Defence Ministers discuss security challenges, including situation in northeast Syria

“There are different views among Allies, and we had a frank and open discussion, but we focused on the way forward,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. NATO Defence Ministers met in Brussels on Thursday (24 October 2019) to discuss a wide range of issues, including the situation in northeast Syria. “There are different views […]

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NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg’s term for 2 more years

Allies agreed today to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by two years, until 30 September 2020. Allies congratulate the Secretary General and have full confidence in his ability to continue his dedicated work to advance NATO’s adaptation to the security challenges of the 21stcentury.

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NATO and the Republic of Moldova strengthen partnership

Joint press point with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Pavel Filip Good afternoon Prime Minister Pavel Filip, You are really warmly welcome to NATO Headquarters and it’s good to see you here and it’s good also to have had this opportunity to meet with you and […]

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Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Brussels explosions

I am deeply saddened by the attacks here in Brussels this morning. The heavy human toll is tragic. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones, with all those affected, and with the people of Belgium. We all stand together with our Ally Belgium on this dark day. This is a cowardly […]

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Foreign Minister Meets with NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan

Kabul- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met with NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Ismail Aramaz this morning. At the outset, NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan informed Afghanistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs about NATO Secretary General’s Visit and his programs in Afghanistan. Subsequently, Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

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Secretary General in Baghdad: NATO stands with Iraq in the fight against extremism

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised the bravery of Iraqi security forces and highlighted NATO support during an official visit to Iraq on 1 March 2016. Meeting with Prime Minister Al-Abadi, Mr. Stoltenberg commended the success of Iraqi forces in pushing ISIL back and retaking territory in Ramadi and elsewhere. He welcomed the government’s ongoing […]

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Refugees: EU-NATO coordination set to deepen, say Mogherini and Stoltenberg

EU and NATO coordination has started to tackle the refugee crisis and will be further deepened, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told MEPs and national MPs in the Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. “European and national parliaments can play a crucial role in these times and should remain […]

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NATO Secretary General strongly condemns Ankara attack

I strongly condemn the terrorist attack which struck at the heart of Ankara tonight, targeting buses carrying military personnel‎. I offer my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and to the Turkish people. My thoughts are also with those who have been wounded. There can be no justification for such horrific acts. NATO […]

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemns North Korea’s rocket launch

I strongly condemn the launch by North Korea of a rocket using ballistic missile technology today, which follows the North Korean nuclear weapons test on January 6. This launch is in direct violation of five United Nations Security Council Resolutions, which repeatedly call for North Korea to suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile […]

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NATO Secretary General welcomes US announcement to strengthen military presence in Europe

Today, Secretary of Defence Ash Carter announced that the US plans to increase significantly its military presence in Europe. I strongly welcome this proposal. The budget request will, if approved, lead to a quadrupling of funding to 3.4 billion US dollars in 2017 for the US force posture in Europe. This will fund more rotational […]

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Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Russian air space violation

A Russian combat aircraft violated Turkish airspace yesterday, despite repeated warnings by the Turkish authorities. Previous incidents have shown how dangerous such behaviour is. I call on Russia to act responsibly and to fully respect NATO airspace. Russia must take all necessary measures to ensure that such violations do not happen again. I welcome the […]

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NATO PARLIAMENTARIANS DISCUSS SHARED REGIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS IN RIYADH

Brussels, 22 January 2016 – Saudi Arabia is deeply concerned about the threat posed by Daesh, remains very committed to countering terrorism in any form and sees Iran as the primary source of instability in the Middle East. These were the core messages Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, the Secretary […]

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:NATO: Alliance kicks-off live military exercise Trident Juncture in Italy

NATO Allies and partner nations kicked off the Alliance’s Trident Juncture live military exercise on Monday (19 October 2015) during an opening ceremony at the Trapani air force base in Italy, launching three weeks of intensive training involving 36,000 troops from more than 30 nations across Italy, Spain and Portugal. Trident Juncture is the largest […]

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NATO Secretary General’s reaction to President Obama’s announcement on Afghanistan

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg I welcome President Obama’s announcement that the United States will maintain its current troop levels in Afghanistan through 2016 and will retain a substantial presence beyond 2016. This important decision paves the way for a sustained presence by NATO Allies and partners in Afghanistan. It demonstrates the continued commitment by NATO […]

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