NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit focused on Canada’s High North on Friday (26 August 2022) with a visit to the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Cold Lake.
Speaking at a press conference alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr Stoltenberg underlined the High North’s strategic importance for Euro-Atlantic security, especially in the context of a rapidly warming climate and rising geostrategic competition. He further thanked Canada for its key contributions to the Alliance, including NORAD modernisation and leading NATO’s multinational forces in Latvia. On Thursday, he visited a North Warning System radar site and the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
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Earlier this year, Allies agreed to enhance NATOâs presence in the east of the Alliance by establishing four new multinational battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia (in addition to the existing battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which have been in place since 2017). Now, Allied troops are training together in these new battlegroups, demonstrating their ability and commitment to working together â come rain or come shine.Läs hela nyheten här
From 16 to 18 September 2022, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their annual conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time, Finland and Sweden attended the Military Committee Conference as NATO Invitees. The agenda reflected the changed security environment as well as the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid, last June.Läs hela nyheten här
Around 1,500 military and civilian personnel from NATO and partner countries are gathering in Portugal this month for two maritime exercises aimed at testing the interoperability of new maritime unmanned systems. Both exercises are being held in areas around the Troia Peninsula.Läs hela nyheten här