Norway’s Minister of Defence on the situation in Iraq: Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen’s comments after the attacks against two of the military camps of the anti-ISIL coalition in Iraq. – We look very seriously at the attack on two of the coalition’s military camps in Iraq.I am deeply concerned about
NATO Ambassadors met on Monday (6 January 2019) to address current tensions in the Middle East and implications for NATO’s training mission in Iraq. Speaking after the meeting of NATO’s North Atlantic Council, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that the safety of NATO’s personnel in Iraq is paramount and that
The NATO leaders’ meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the Alliance wrapped up in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019). After the working session, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Our meeting has once again demonstrated that NATO remains the only place where Europe and North America discuss, decide and act
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Turkey on Friday (11 October 2019) to discuss preparations for the NATO leaders’ meeting in London this December, marking NATO’s 70th anniversary. Mr. Stoltenberg met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. They discussed the Alliance’s continued adaptation and the security situation in the region.
The UK and Norway reinforced their commitment to joint anti-submarine operations in the North Atlantic at RAF Lossiemouth today. Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan hosted Norwegian State Secretary Tone Skogen to discuss NATO and the UK’s role in the North Atlantic. The UK is investing £3 billion in nine new Boeing
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg opened the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Wednesday (17 July 2019) stressing the importance of transatlantic cooperation. He noted that NATO Allies represent half the world’s economic and military might, and that together they are stronger in dealing with present and future security challenges. Now
A force of 2,500 German, Dutch and Norwegian troops and 1,000 vehicles is currently taking part in exercise Noble Jump 19 at the Zagan training range in Western Poland. Noble Jump is the main training opportunity for NATO’s Spearhead Force, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), and tests
Five years ago, Russia used force against Ukraine to illegally and illegitimately annex Crimea. This violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is a serious breach of international law and a major challenge to Euro-Atlantic security. We strongly condemn this act, which we do not and will not recognise. We