Republic of Korea opens diplomatic mission to NATO

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium, Yoon Soongu, met with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (22 November 2022), at an official ceremony marking the establishment of the Republic of Korea’s Diplomatic Mission to NATO. This follows the agreement by the North Atlantic Council …

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NATO Secretary General at COP27 virtual event

Russia’s weaponisation of food and energy as part of its illegal war in Ukraine underlines the need to increase resilience, diversify energy supplies and sources, and accelerate the transition to cleaner, greener economies, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today (8 November 2022). Mr Stoltenberg was speaking virtually at an …

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NATO Deputy Secretary General addresses ethical use of new technology in defence

On Tuesday (25 October 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană emphasised how taking innovative, non-traditional approaches to problem solving is key to NATO’s approach to current and emerging security challenges. Addressing over 1,000 experts from industry, academia, government and not-for-profit organisations at the NATO Edge conference in Mons, Belgium, …

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Australian Air Force completes NATO deployment in Mediterranean

A Royal Australian Air Force P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft successfully concluded its participation in NATO’s Sea Guardian mission on Friday (14 October 2022). Operating out of Sigonella airbase in southern Italy, the aircraft provided NATO’s maritime security mission in the Mediterranean with surveillance and reconnaissance data. The deployment marked …

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NATO Secretary General at the Koerber Stiftung’s Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in the Koerber Stiftung’s annual Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on Tuesday (18 October 2022). This year’s iteration was titled: “The Price of Peace: Rethinking Security for Germany and Europe”. During a live-streamed interview with Deutsche Welle’s “Conflict Zone” programme, Mr Stoltenberg stressed the importance …

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NATO steps up support for Ukraine, strengthens deterrence and defence

NATO will further step up support for Ukraine, while strengthening the Alliance’s defence and deterrence and working to increase the protection of critical infrastructure, Secretary General Stoltenberg said on Thursday (13 October 2022). Speaking after a two-day meeting of Defence Ministers, Mr Stoltenberg praised the U.N. General Assembly’s condemnation of …

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NATO forces participate in UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior

More than 11,000 personnel from NATO countries are participating in UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior. Taking place from 1 to 12 October, the biannual exercise includes defence against simulated attacks above, on, and below the water – extending from Cape Wrath and the Hebrides in the north, to the North Sea …

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NATO Allies enhance readiness in Latvia exercise

From 19 to 30 September 2022, around 4,200 troops from 17 Allies trained in Latvia to enhance their ability to operate together as part of multinational exercise Silver Arrow 2022. Silver Arrow is a long-planned, regular annual exercise. NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Latvia took part in the exercise as part …

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