Secretary General Marks $1 Billion Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet

November 27, 2019 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Boeing International, Sir Michael Arthur, met at Melsbroek Airport in Brussels on Wednesday (27 November 2019) to mark a major investment in the Alliance’s fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft. NATO’s 1 billion dollar contract with Boeing will modernize the AWACS fleet, ensuring they continue to support the Alliance’s missions to 2035. “NATO AWACS have been our eyes in the sky, supporting our operations for decades, from patrolling American skies after 9/11, to our operations in Afghanistan, and…

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Secretary General: NATO is the bedrock of European and transatlantic security

November 7, 2019 – Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered remarks at the Körber Global Leaders Dialogue in Berlin on Thursday (7 November 2019), stressing the importance of NATO as the bedrock of European and transatlantic security. Speaking two days before the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, he said: “The bond between Europe and North America made it possible to reintegrate Germany into the European and international community, to end the Cold War without a shot being fired, and to create the conditions for European integration.”

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NATO Secretary General unveils the logo for the London meeting of NATO Heads and State and Government

September 18, 2019 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (18 September 2019) unveiled the logo for the next meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government. It will take place on 3-4 December 2019 in London to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary. In 1949, the United Kingdom was one of NATO’s twelve founding members and London was the home of NATO’s first headquarters. The meeting in London will be an opportunity for leaders to address current and emerging security challenges and to ensure that the Alliance continues to adapt…

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NATO Engages: the Alliance at 70

April 3, 2019 – On the eve of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Washington D.C., a “NATO Engages” conference took place on Wednesday (3 April 2019) to discuss “the Alliance at 70”. Addressing the conference, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pointed to a “paradox”: while questions are being asked about the strength of the transatlantic bond, Europe and North America are actually doing “more together than in many decades”. Pointing to the “historic success” and enduring value of NATO, Mr. Stoltenberg also stressed the importance of Allied unity…

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New NATO Hub Will Gather the Alliance’s Cyber Defenders

February 12, 2019 – Cyber defenders from across the Alliance have a new community where they can exchange information, share best practices and work together in an encrypted workspace with secure video, voice, chat and information gathering capabilities. The community was launched today (12 February 2019) by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA). Computer emergency response teams from five countries are already connected to NATO’s protected business network: Belgium, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States. Access to the network will roll out to all 29 Nations later this…

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NATO Heads of State and Government to Meet in London

February 6, 2019 – I am pleased to announce that Allies have agreed that the next meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government will take place in London in December 2019. We are grateful to the United Kingdom for agreeing to host this meeting in NATO’s 70th anniversary year. London was the home of NATO’s first headquarters. The United Kingdom was one of the Alliance’s twelve founding members and continues to play a key role in the Alliance, making essential contributions to our shared security. The meeting in London…

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NATO Foreign Ministers meet in Brussels

December 4, 2018 – NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting today (4 December 2018) to begin two days of talks on critical issues for the Alliance’s shared security. Ministers will discuss NATO’s cooperation with Georgia and Ukraine, transatlantic security, and the Alliance’s approach to the Middle East and North Africa. The Western Balkans and the security situation in Afghanistan will also be high on the agenda.

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Defense Ministers to agree NATO Readiness Initiative

Over the next two days, NATO defense ministers will take decisions to prepare the NATO Summit in July. Today (7 June 2018), ministers are expected to agree to boost the NATO Command Structure by around 1,200 personnel. “We will also agree a NATO Readiness Initiative – the ‘Four Thirties’ – to ensure that by 2020, we have 30 mechanized battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels, ready within 30 days or less,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Ministers will also discuss fairer burden-sharing, as well as NATO’s efforts to…

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Council holds first meeting in new Room 1 conference chamber

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (9 May) opened the Alliance’s new Room 1 with the first meeting of the North Atlantic Council in the Alliance’s new headquarters. Resembling an auditorium and equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, Room 1 is where ambassadors hold the Alliance’s most important debates and take the most significant decisions. The meeting of the 29 Allied ambassadors, NATO’s highest-decision making authority, was held as Alliance Staff and national representatives of the 29 Allies continue to move into the new complex. About half the 4,000 people…

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