The Leadership of NATO in Transatlantic Security and Defense. 




December 2016 

NATO Ministerial Meetings in Brussels ‘Stability Beyond Borders’

NATO Foreign Ministers meetings, December 6-7 in Brussels, were concluded with the strategic focus on strengthening Transatlantic cooperation and projecting Stability Beyond Borders.

Described by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini,  EU and NATO start new era of cooperation  in 7 areas with the agreement on 42 proposals.  

The areas of focus for more closer cooperation will be on the crucial strategic Defense and Security fields including: Operational Cooperation, Cyber Defense, Maritime Security, Defense Capabilities, Defense Industry/Research, Military Training and Exercise

On his statement Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg  highlighted:                                                                                   “One way of strengthening the bond between North America and Europe is by strengthening the cooperation between NATO and EU. And we have a momentum now when it comes to NATO-EU cooperation. In July, I signed a Joint Declaration with Presidents Tusk and Juncker and at the meeting today we will decide how we turn that declaration into concrete action.”  Dec 6, 2016 ©NATO

  1. Additional: Remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the  press conference,  Dec 6 
  2. Remarks by the High Representative Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Dec 6 2016

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November 2016 

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 

Sources: PM May’s office/NATO Public Affairs




November 2016 

NATO’s new Force Integration Unit in Hungary  


Finland and NATO are Fortifying the Partnership   



President Obama’s visit to Germany and his Assurance on U.S President Mr. Trump’s commitment to Europe

In his official visit to Berlin yesterday, President Obama reassured Germany and Europe that the change of administration will not change the United States’ enduring relation with Europe and will have no affect on the U.S commitment to NATO. The World in the uncharted realm…. conflicts …..and mayhem,  yet it will be necessary to maintain a strong Transatlantic Relations at Defense and Security, Political, Economic -Trade and all other aspects.

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President Obama’s visit to Europe and his Assurance on NATO







President Obama’s visit to Europe, in his final official trip as the President and Commander-in-Chief,  is  an audible symbolic indication of assurance…… a major defining step that places, one more time the deeply interconnectedness of the United States and Europe, in the spotlight.  

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October 2016

U.S-European Armed-Forces in NATO Exercise Silver Arrow 2016

Exercise Silver Arrow is a two-week Latvian-led exercise starting from October 17.  The participant Armed-Forces are from: Albania, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, UK and the United States.

“The Exercise is to develop relationships and leverage Allied and partner nation capabilities preserving peace through strength. And it is part of  Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. lead effort being conducted in Eastern Europe to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region.” Highlighted by the DVIDS October 17, 2016 


October 18, 2016 © US Mission to NATO

Sources: DoD/ U.S Mission NATO/U.S Army Europe



October 2016

US-European Armed-Forces Stronger together-6

Joint Declaration by the President of the European Council,  the President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


October 10, 2016 © US Mission to NATO

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