Defence expenditure of NATO countries (2014-2022)

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NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies and publishes it on a regular basis. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance.

Allied perceptions on security, defence and NATO

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In 2022 NATO continued to monitor Allied citizens' perceptions on defence and security, charting support for key metrics including collective defence, the transatlantic bond and NATO membership. Each wave of Alliance-wide survey data is published in the Secretary General's Annual Report. This extended report includes trend data on familiarity with NATO, support for defence spending, and support for Ukraine.

NATO Deputy Secretary General: transatlantic and Middle East security are interlinked

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NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană delivered a virtual lecture to the Omani National Defense College on Monday (20 March 2023), stressing that in a more interconnected world, security is more interlinked. He underlined the importance of working together as NATO Allies, but also with partners and other like-minded countries, in a more dangerous and competitive age. To that end, he welcomed NATO’s regular contacts with the Sultanate of Oman.

Secretary General welcomes Foreign Minister of Iraq to NATO

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein to NATO Headquarters on Monday (20 March 2023). The Secretary General thanked Iraq for its commitment to its partnership with NATO, particularly with respect to fighting international terrorism and promoting stability in the region. Mr Stoltenberg underscored that NATO continues to strengthen Iraqi security forces and institutions through the advisory and capacity-building NATO Mission Iraq.

NATO Deputy Secretary General at the EU’s Schuman Security and Defence Forum

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On Tuesday, 21 March 2023, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will take part in a panel discussion on Upholding multilateralism and rules-based international order at the Schuman Security and Defence Forum. The Forum is organized under the authority of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell.

Visit to NATO by the Head of Federal Department for Defence, Civil Protection and Sports of Switzerland

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On Wednesday 22 March, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Head of Federal Department for Defence, Civil Protection and Sports of Switzerland, Ms. Viola Amherd, at NATO Headquarters. Following their bilateral meeting, Ms. Amherd will participate in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, chaired by the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană.

NATO Secretary General to visit Norway

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On Friday 17 March 2023, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Stoltenberg, will travel to Bergen, Norway. During his visit, the Secretary General will meet the Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, the President of the European Commission, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, and Equinor CEO, Mr. Anders Opedal.
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