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Secretary General welcomes Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister to NATO Headquarters
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Secretary General welcomes Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister to NATO Headquarters

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks on Wednesday (8 July 2020) with Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna. They discussed the priorities of the new Ukrainian government and the strength of the NATO-Ukraine partnership. The Secretary General welcomed Ukraine’s status as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner, which recognises the country’s...

NATO Deputy Secretary General meets the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross at NATO Headquarters
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NATO Deputy Secretary General meets the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross at NATO Headquarters

The NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Ambassador Peter Maurer at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (8 July 2020) for an exchange of views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and on the activities of both organisations. Mr. Geoana noted that during...

NATO Policy Directors discuss strengthening resilience and preparations for second wave in the COVID-19 pandemic
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NATO Policy Directors discuss strengthening resilience and preparations for second wave in the COVID-19 pandemic

NATO Policy Directors for Civil Preparedness met by secure video conference on Wednesday (8 July 2020), to exchange views and best practices in their response to the COVID-19 crisis and how to strengthen national resilience. They welcomed the decision by NATO Defence Ministers at their meeting on 18 June 2020 to update NATO’s baseline requirements...

NATO participates in Albanian OSCE Chairmanship High-Level Conference on combating corruption
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NATO participates in Albanian OSCE Chairmanship High-Level Conference on combating corruption

More than 100 high-level participants, ministers and deputy ministers were invited by the Albanian OSCE Chairmanship to share best practices and lessons learned at the virtual conference “Good Governance and the Fight against Corruption in the Digital Era”, on 6 and 7 July 2020. NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations Jonathan Parish shared NATO’s...

Coronavirus response: NATO scientists help Connecticut forecast the spread of COVID-19
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Coronavirus response: NATO scientists help Connecticut forecast the spread of COVID-19

NATO’s own laboratory, the Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), based in La Spezia, Italy, is assisting the US state of Connecticut in its handling of the COVID-19 lockdown. In collaboration with the University of Connecticut (UConn), the CMRE has developed a modelling capability to forecast the spread of COVID-19. The Centre’s scientists and...

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, talks with Russian Chief of the General Staff
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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, talks with Russian Chief of the General Staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and General Valeriy Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy Minister of Defence, spoke via telephone today, 2nd July 2020. The phone call demonstrates NATO interest in maintaining military lines of communication, predictability...