Monthly Archives: April 2016

The United States Leadership in NATO

US world affairs In an official visit to the United States, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President  Obama. He met also with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security advisor Susan Rice.  

The meeting covers discussion on range of Security issues  that are posing challenges to the U.S and Europe in the same way. The Secretary General express his gratitude to President Obama for his Leadership and the United States crucial contribution through the European Reassurance Initiative.

Bilateral meeting between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Barack Obama at the White HousePresident Obama and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the meeting at the White House. Washington DC April 4, 2016© NATO

 “NATO is as important as ever, because NATO has been able to adapt to a more dangerous World.”  emphasized Secretary General Stoltenberg 

The Secretary General visited, on his second day, Fort Bragg in North Carolina and met with the U.S Service Personnel. During this visit he was briefed on the U.S Global Response Force which works in deployment with NATO’s High-Readiness Spearhead Force under European Allies Command.

     Secretary General Stoltenberg visited Fort Bragg in North Carolina April 5 2016NATO Secretary General visiting Fort Bragg North Carolina April 5, 2016© NATO

The Secretary General thanked the U.S Armed-Forces for their outstanding Service and contribution to NATO.

Related documents: European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

EUCOM announces European Reassurance Initiative implementation plan, by US European Command

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The U.S and Norway in a closer Partnership

The United States and Norway signed a Memorandum on Nuclear non-proliferation cooperation and Nuclear Security. The occasion was during the week of  The Nuclear Security Summit 2016 in the U.S

Norway and U.S. Sign MoU on Nonproliferation Assistance March 2016The Norway’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Kare R. Aas, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman. Washington DC March 31, 2106 © The Royal Norwegian Embassy in the U.S  

“Norway and the U.S have a long history of cooperating on Nuclear non-proliferation. The Memorandum of Understanding we have now signed in the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC will in practice strengthen ongoing Norwegian efforts to assist Ukraine in securing its radioactive material and preventing it from falling into the wrong hands,” elaborated Prime Minister Erna Solberg. April 1, 2016 © MFA of Norway

The Announcement by the U.S Department of State March 31, 2016:  The United States and Norway Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Support Cooperation on Nuclear Material Security and Counter Nuclear Smuggling.

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