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NATO Secretary General thanks Estonia for supporting Allies and partners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid to NATO headquarters on Wednesday (7 October 2020). He thanked Estonia for showing solidarity with Allies and partners throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, including by donating critical medical supplies to Italy and Spain and supporting NATO partners Georgia and Ukraine.

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NATO Secretary General highlights the importance of resilience

Today (7 October 2020), the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the importance of technology and resilience at the yearly Global Security Bratislava Forum. The forum was held as a virtual event.

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Secretary General thanks Greece for its important contributions to NATO

Visiting Athens on Tuesday (6 October 2020), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos. In his meetings, the Secretary General addressed the security situation in the region. He praised Greece’s role as a valued Ally and its contributions to NATO missions, from Afghanistan to Kosovo.

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Deputy Secretary General to young professionals: NATO must continue to adapt for the future

Addressing an audience of young professionals at the Atlantic Forum’s virtual conference “Transatlanticism 2020” on Friday (2 October 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that in order to deal with an increasingly complex security environment, the Alliance has to continue adapting to future challenges.

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Military de-confliction mechanism between Greece and Turkey established at NATO

Following a series of technical meetings between the Military Representatives of Greece and Turkey at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, a bilateral military de-confliction mechanism was established on Thursday (1 October 2020). The mechanism is designed to reduce the risk of incidents and accidents in the Eastern Mediterranean. It includes the creation of a hotline between Greece and Turkey, to facilitate de-confliction at sea or in the air.

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NCI Agency announces qualifiers of 2020 Defence Innovation Challenge

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency announced on Wednesday (30 September) the top eight qualifiers of the 2020 NCI Agency Defence Innovation Challenge.

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Chairman of NATO Military Committee commends Lithuania’s strong support of NATO

On 24-26 September, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Vilnius, Lithuania. While in Lithuania, the Chairman met with Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupsys, Chief of Defence of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, held discussions with senior military representatives of Lithuania, visited the Lithuanian Parliament and met with His Excellency, Mr. Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Parliament. The Chairman also toured NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Energy Security before receiving a briefing on its latest projects. Topics of discussion during the visit focused on the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic area, fair burden sharing, and increasing NATO and National resilience.

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NATO Secretary General welcomes Prime Minister Gakharia of Georgia at NATO Headquarters

Speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Georgia is one of NATO’s most important partners, contributing to the Alliance’s shared security in many ways, including with troops in NATO’s training mission in Afghanistan. “We can all be proud of what we do together and you can be proud of your contributions to our shared security and contributions to our missions and operations”, he said.

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NATO Deputy Secretary General: standardization makes interoperability amongst Allies possible

Today (29 September 2020), in an online event marking 70 years of NATO standardization, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance of standardization for NATO’s cohesion and effectiveness.

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Secretary General: NATO must help to curb climate change

In a keynote speech on Monday (28 September 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for the Alliance to take further action to address the threat of climate change. Speaking to students from 10 universities across the Alliance, he said: “NATO’s core task is to keep us all safe. Climate change is making the world more unsafe. So to fulfil our main responsibility, NATO must help to curb climate change.”





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