Monthly Archives: November 2016

The U.S Secretary of Defense met with French counterpart

Secretary of Defense Carter and Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian of  France  met on November 28 in Washington to strengthen the Military partnership of the two countries.                                                                        The bilateral Military partnership between the United States and France has been firm for centuries…… robust and durable for all time.  A relation that traces itself to the depth of American history…… and the Continental Army where the French Commander General Marquis de Lafayette, played a significant role…..and still is exalted across the U.S  as the American Hero.


Nov 28, 2016 © US Mission to NATO                       News from French Mission to NATO 

During this meeting, along with wide range of Defense and Security discussions including counter-ISIL and  Syria, the U.S and France signed additional Military cooperation agreements.

News from U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria             News from French Armed-Forces                 
News from US Naval Forces Europe-Africa                                   
News from U.S Air Force Europe-Africa              News from Strong Europe U.S Army Europe   

Sources: Pentagon Press Office/ US Mission NATO                   Follow us on Twitter@USEUWAffairs

A Bridge to prosperous future for Israel and Palestine starts with joining hands

palestinian-firefighters-to-help-israel-november-2016  Imagine a world without any antagonistic views and hostilities……a world enriched with Love, true Compassion and Friendships.

Just as the case in the recent fire emergency in Israel showed– Israel and Palestine can live next to each other as the best friends…….partners……..who help each other not only in the time of crisis but also in building a beautiful, Peaceful future.

Additional: Israeli Armed-Forces and its Multicultural System

Photo: November 24, 2016  courtesy of   Israel Mission to NATO/  Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT)                                                                                                                                                             By Editor in Chief

The Netherlands takes a new step to promote Freedom of Expression


Nov 25, 2016 © MFA of the  Netherlands

  1. Additional: The Human Rights Tulip award for individuals or organisations that promote Human Rights Worldwide in innovative ways.
  2. The Dutch Government’s action plans on supporting Human Rights Defenders
  3. The Dutch Government’s Human Rights Fund

News from PM Mark Rutte
News from Dutch Armed-Forces             Follow us on Twitter: @USEUWAffairs

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg’s visit to UK

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited UK on November 23 and met with Prime Minister May and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. Among other important subjects, the leaders of UK and NATO discussed on the importance of all NATO members to increase their Defence spending, NATO’s cyber capabilities, and how to adapt to the new security environment and counter the emerging threats.  The Secretary General praised UK for its enduring commitments both financially and by contributing troops by stating:                                                     “UK is a strong ally at the heart of NATO

Bilateral meeting between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister Theresa May




Prime Minister May and Secretary General Stoltenberg during their meeting.  London November 23, 2016 © NATO Public Affairs


The  spokesperson of PM Office highlighted:

  “The Prime Minister reaffirmed the UK’s unwavering support for NATO and said we will remain a cornerstone of the Alliance.”

 “The two leaders also discussed the recent US election and the importance of the transatlantic bond to security.  Secretary General Stoltenberg relayed his recent conversation with President-elect Donald Trump, in which they had agreed on the enduring importance of NATO. ”   Nov 23, 2016 © PM May’s Office                                   

  1. Additional: NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg statements during his visit to UK 
  2.  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s speech  at the Oxford Union

News from  PM Theresa May                      News from Secretary General Stoltenberg      

News from UK Foreign Office                                                    News from UK Armed Forces
News from Chancellor Philip Hammond                                                                                                                                  News from PM Tony Blair International organisation 

Follow us on Twitter: @USEUWAffairs                           Sources: PM May’s office/NATO Public Affairs

U.S President-elect Donald Trump thanked Hungary

During his telephone conversation with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the United States President-elect Donald Trump expressed his thanks to Hungary’s support. The President-elect also expressed that he has a great respect for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Hungarian economy. And he is looking forward to working together with the Hungarian Prime Minister.”  Stated Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, at the press conference . November 25 2016 © MFA of Hungary

  1. Additional: NATO’s new Force Integration Unit in Hungary
  2. The United Kingdom and Hungary an Enduring Partnership
  3. Communism was an insane idea PM Viktor Orbán speech during the commemoration of Hungarian memorial Day November 2015

News  from PM Viktor Orbán                                  News from Hungarians Mission to NATO                                   News from MFA of Hungary                           News from the Armed-Forces of Hungary

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Belgium’s Candidacy for UN Security Council 2019/2020

logo-belgium-un-security- council Protected by Copyright LAW   Fostering Consensus, Acting for Peace

As an original founders of the United Nations, in 1945  Belgium signed the UN Charter along with 50 other countries.  And since then it has been actively engaged in contributing to Peace and Security in Europe and in the World. Its role has been, not limited, but also covers the critical areas of Conflict Management, Mediation and Peacebuilding within the UN.  Only in 2015  Belgium has contributed $ 85 million to UN Peacekeeping operations. And it had participated in 71 UN Peacekeeping missions deployed since 1948.

News from MFA of Belgium                                        News from Belgian Armed-Forces 
News from Belgium Mission to the UN                 News from PM Charles Michel

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The UK Armed-Forces and its vital leadership in Iraq

uk-armed-forces-help-iraq-2016Nov 24 2016 ©UK Foreign Office  

Additional: Defence Secretary announces UK-French missile cooperation November 2016 

News from U.S High Command Europe               Follow us on Twitter: @USEUWAffairs    

The United Kingdom and Belgium’s enduring Bilateral Relations

On the official visit Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium travelled to London and met with Prime Minister Theresa May on November 22. The visit was to strengthen the bilateral UK-Belgium close partnerships and to discuss range of issues including counter-terrorism and the European Security. 

Highlighted by the spokesperson of UK PM Office:  

Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that while we are leaving the EU we are not leaving Europe and want to maintain strong relationships with all member states as well as with the EU itself.                                                                                                                                                                                                            The two leaders discussed the recent U.S election and PM May emphasised that a strong  Transatlantic Relationship remains the foundation of global security and prosperity.” November 22 2016 © PM May’s  Office

News from  PM Theresa May                                           News from PM Charles Michel         

News from UK Foreign Office                                               News from Belgium MFA              
News from Chancellor Philip Hammond                         News from UK Armed Forces

News from Belgian Armed-Forces                  Follow us on Twitter: @USEUWAffairs                                                                                           Sources: UK/Belgium PM Offices.

NATO’s new Force Integration Unit in Hungary

With the Military and official representatives from both sides, the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Székesfehérvár- Hungary has been inaugurated on November 18th.                                                                  NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) is part of Allied collective defence to facilitate the rapid deployment of NATO Forces, currently with  6 headquarters based in: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.  Hungary and Slovakia jointed NFIU in 2016. 


November 21, 2016 © US Mission to NATO 

Attending the inauguration ceremony the Representative of NATO Secretary General Mr. Herold expressed his gratitude to Hungary for the vital role and contributions that has been providing to Alliance Security.  

News  from PM Viktor Orbán                           News from Hungarians Mission to NATO                                       News from MFA of Hungary                           News from the Armed-Forces of Hungary

Follow us on Twitter@USEUWAffairs                                        News from NATO                                                             Sources: NATO Public Affairs Office

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