June 6, 2018: Telephonic Press Briefing with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephonic Briefing June 6, 2018   Moderator:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S.-European Media Hub in Brussels.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Today we are very pleased to be joined from ...
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June 6, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO NATO Press Briefing June 6, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison:  Hello.  This is a new arena and a lot better than the other one, I think.  I hope you all agree. I know that you’ve just heard from the SecGen, so you have a lot of the basic ...
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April 26, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing   April 26, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison:  Good afternoon.  I’m so pleased to be here and we’re really looking forward to a great ministerial on Friday.  I think it is going to be great preparation — it’s also a big goodbye to the ...
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April 26, 2018: Telephonic Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephonic Briefing April 26, 2018   Moderator:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining the discussion. Today we are very pleased to be joined from Brussels ...
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February 15, 2018: Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis

Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis at NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium February 15, 2018   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES N. MATTIS: Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. We just concluded, as you know, our NATO Defense Ministerial where General — Secretary General Stoltenberg just said that NATO remains committed to projecting stability ...
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February 13, 2018: Telephonic Press Briefing with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephonic Briefing Preview of Defense Ministerial February 13, 2018     Moderator:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. European Media Hub in Brussels.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Today we are ...
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February 13, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Press Briefing February 13, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison:  Good afternoon.  I’m very pleased to be here today.  I understand that you’ve just had the Secretary General, and we are all looking forward to this Defense Ministerial.  It’s my second one, and I really have enjoyed seeing ...
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Dec 4, 2017: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Press Briefing 4 December 2017   Ambassador Hutchison: Welcome. I am so pleased that we are now in my second ministerial, but my first one with our Secretary of State. I think the Secretary General has already been here to talk about our key overview for what ...
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Nov 9, 2017: Press Conference by Secretary of Defense Mattis

News Briefing by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters following the Defense Ministerial November 9, 2017   From DoD SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM SEC. MATTIS:  Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m Jim Mattis.  I’m from the United States.  As you know, we just concluded our NATO Defense Ministerial. A couple of the subjects we discussed — ...
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Nov 9, 2017: Remarks by Secretary Mattis at D-ISIS event at NATO Headquarters

Remarks by Secretary Mattis at D-ISIS event at the NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium November 9, 2017   From DoD SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG:  Welcome.  I think we are ready to start.  Welcome to this meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.  I’m pleased to see you all here at the NATO Headquarters. It is a decisive ...
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Nov 7, 2017: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Press Briefing November 7, 2017   Ambassador Hutchison: Good afternoon. I’m very pleased to be here. I’m really looking forward to my first Defense Ministerial as the U.S. Ambassador and working with Secretary Mattis. I think we have a big agenda, and I know that you’ve ...
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June 29, 2017: Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense Mattis

News Briefing by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters following the Defense Ministerial June 29, 2017   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS: Well, good evening, ladies and gentlemen. And thanks for staying late tonight so we could talk. As you know, we’ve just completed the NATO defense ministerial here in Brussels. And we discussed threats to ...
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June 29, 2017: Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Following NAC Meeting with RSM Partner Nations

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Resolute Support operational partner nations at the level of Defence Ministers June 29, 2017   (As delivered) Good evening. We have just finished talks about the future of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. Our work in Afghanistan ...
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June 29, 2017: Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Following the Defense Ministers’ NAC

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Defence Ministers June 29, 2017   Good afternoon. We have just finished three working sessions of NATO Defence Ministers. The Alliance’s deterrence and defence posture is full-spectrum, ranging from conventional capabilities and missile defence to ...
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Common Declaration of the Defence Ministers of the Enhanced Forward Presence Host and Framework Nations on the Implementation of eFP

Common Declaration of the Defence Ministers of the Enhanced Forward Presence Host and Framework Nations on the Implementation of Enhanced Forward Presence   We, the Defence Ministers of the enhanced Forward Presence host and framework nations, have reviewed our progress in implementing the enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. The decision taken ...
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June 28, 2017: Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Ahead of the Meeting of NATO Defense Ministers June 28, 2017 From NATO (As delivered) Good morning. Last month, NATO’s Heads of State and Government decided to step up efforts to fight terrorism and more fairly share the burden of our security. Tomorrow, Defence Ministers will meet to ...
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March 31, 2017: Secretary of State Tillerson’s Remarks to the NATO-Ukraine Commission

Remarks to the NATO-Ukraine Commission During the Foreign Ministerial Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson  Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to represent the United States at this important meeting on Ukraine. Three years ago, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine shook the very foundations of security and stability in Europe. Today, Russia’s ongoing ...
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March 31, 2017: Intervention by Secretary of State Tillerson During NAC Meeting

NATO Foreign Ministerial Intervention Remarks Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2017 Good morning, Secretary General and my fellow ministers, and thank you for the opportunity to speak. Let me be very clear at the outset of my remarks: the U.S. commitment to NATO is strong and this Alliance remains the ...
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March 31, 2017: Doorstep Statement by Secretary of State Tillerson at Foreign Ministerial

Foreign Ministerial Doorstep Statement Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2017   Good morning, all. Well, I’m very pleased to be in Brussels for this meeting and discussions with my NATO colleagues. I think we have three important areas we want to talk about. First is ensuring that NATO has all ...
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February 16, 2017: Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at Defense Ministerial

Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium Feb. 16, 2017   MODERATOR:  Ladies and gentlemen, Secretary Mattis will make a statement and then take two questions. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS:  Yes, ma’am. Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentleman. I just completed the defense ministerial, where I had the opportunity to engage ...
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February 15, 2017: Intervention by Secretary of Defense Mattis, Session One of the North Atlantic Council

Intervention by U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Session One of the North Atlantic Council NATO Defense Ministerial Wednesday, February 15, 2017   (AS PREPARED)   Secretary General, fellow Ministers. It’s good to be back.  I’m grateful to serve alongside you again and to gain a deeper appreciation of the situation facing our Alliance and ...
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Joint Press Statements at the Defense Ministerial: NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg US Secretary of Defense Mattis

Joint Press Statements at the February 2017 Defense Ministerial: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis From NATO (As delivered) So, good afternoon. Secretary Mattis, it’s great to welcome you to NATO Headquarters. We spoke on the phone on the first day when you had taken up your position as Secretary ...
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February 14, 2017: Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Brussels, Belgium

February 14, 2017: Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Brussels, Belgium DoD Transcript STAFF:  Here you go, sir. SEC. MATTIS:  I get to hold this? STAFF:  Yes, sir.  There’s a speaker right there.  They can — so they can hear you in the back.  So if you could speak into that — (inaudible). SEC. MATTIS: ...
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February 14, 2017: Pre-ministerial Press Conference by Secretary General Stoltenberg

Pre-ministerial Press Conference by Secretary General Stoltenberg By NATO (As delivered) Good morning. Over the next two days, NATO Defence Ministers will address the Alliance’s response to a more challenging security environment. This is a pivotal time for NATO. We face great security challenges. But the strength and the unity of our Alliance are greater. NATO ...
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December 6, 2016: Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Following NAC Meeting on Projecting Stability

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of NATO Foreign Ministers on projecting stability (As delivered) Good evening. We have just concluded a discussion of NATO’s efforts to project stability beyond our borders. We reviewed the developments in the Middle East and North ...
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December 6, 2016: Secretary of State John Kerry Press Availability

Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I am pleased to be back in Brussels – obviously, a little bit bittersweet – to be here with my NATO colleagues for the last ministerial as Secretary of State, but I’m happy to be with ...
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December 6, 2016: Joint Press Conference by NATO Secretary General with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs

(As delivered) Good afternoon. We have just finished a meeting where we addressed the cooperation between NATO and the EU. And the meeting was attended by High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini and with the Minister from Sweden and the Ambassador of Finland, so in addition to the 28 members of the Alliance and ...
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NATO-EU Statement

Statement on the implementation of the Joint Declaration signed by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization   Today, more than ever before, the security of Europe and North America is interconnected. NATO and EU face a series of unprecedented ...
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December 5, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO  Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing December 5, 2016   Moderator: Good afternoon. We have the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Doug Lute here to provide an on-the-record briefing previewing the Foreign Ministerial this week. Mr. Ambassador? Ambassador Lute: Okay, thanks. As you know, our convention is to gather ...
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December 5, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

 Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Moderator – Peter Kaufman Telephonic Press Briefing December 5, 2016   Moderator:  Thank you very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe.  Thank you all for joining this discussion today. Today we ...
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December 5, 2016: Pre-Ministerial Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

By NATO (As delivered) Good morning. Over the next two days, NATO Foreign Ministers will meet and address the most pressing security challenges we are facing and how we are responding. And first, they will discuss NATO/EU cooperation because stronger cooperation between NATO and EU is one key way to strengthen our response to a more ...
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October 26, 2016: Secretary Carter’s Defense Ministerial Press Availability

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASHTON CARTER:  Okay. First of all, before I get into the discussion of the NATO ministerial here, I know you’ve received my statement.  And as I’ve said before, nothing is more important than ensuring that our service members are treated with gratitude and respect for their service, and that they get all ...
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October 25, 2016: Pre-Ministerial Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

By NATO (As delivered) Good morning. It has been just over one hundred days since NATO’s landmark Summit in Warsaw in July. And in July at the Summit, the Heads of State and Government of NATO took a series of decisions to boost our deterrence and defence and to project stability in our neighbourhood. Over the ...
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October 25, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Ambassador to NATO   Pre-Ministerial Briefing October 25, 2016   Moderator: Thank you for coming. Today we’ll have the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Doug Lute, speaking on the record in advance of the ministerial tomorrow and Thursday. Mr. Ambassador? Ambassador Lute: Okay, thanks. For those of you who are ...
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October 25, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Moderator – Peter Kaufman Telephone Press Briefing October 25, 2016     Moderator: Thank you very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State. I’d like to welcome our participants who are dialing in from across Europe. Thank you all very much for joining ...
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June 15, 2016: Secretary Carter’s Defense Ministerial Press Conference

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Defense Ministerial Press Conference June 15, 2016   Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: I told Peter he didn’t need to introduce me, because I — presumably, I was who you thought would be here, which is why you came. But in all seriousness, good afternoon, and it’s good to be ...
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June 13, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Telephone Press Brief June 13, 2016   Moderator:  Today we are pleased to be joined once again from Brussels by Ambassador Douglas Lute, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO.  As you know, this week is the NATO Defense Ministerial, and the Warsaw Summit is just around ...
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June 13, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Brief June 13, 2016 Moderator:  Hello, everyone.  Welcome to Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Defense Ministerial press briefing.  As you know, Ambassador Lute is the U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission at NATO.  And I just wanted to say welcome to everyone.   We’re going to start with some ...
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May 18, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephone Press Briefing May 18, 2016    Moderator:  Thank you very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe.  Thanks to all of you for joining this discussion today. Today we are ...
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May 18, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Brief May 18, 2016   Moderator:  Good afternoon, everyone.  My name is Shannon Quinn.  I’m the press attaché for U.S. Mission to NATO and it is my pleasure to introduce my ambassador, Ambassador Douglas Lute.  I want to welcome the people that are not normally ...
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Secretary Carter Meets with NATO Counterparts in Brussels

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with his NATO‬ counterparts for the first Defense Ministerial of the year. Allied ministers agreed to provide support to assist with the refugee and migrant crisis, and took steps to strengthen the Alliance defense and deterrence posture. While in town, Secretary Carter convened the first ever gathering of the ...
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February 9, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Telephonic Press Briefing

February 9, 2016 Moderator: Today we’re very pleased to welcome once again from Brussels Ambassador Douglas Lute, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. As you know, this week is the NATO Defense Ministerial, so this is a very timely conversation and I’m sure you have many questions. And thanks again to Ambassador Lute for taking ...
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November 30, 2015: Ambassador Lute’s Telephonic Press Briefing

November 30, 2015 Moderator:  Thanks very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State and from the U.S. European Media Hub here in Brussels.  I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thanks to all of you for joining this discussion.  We’re really looking forward to taking your ...
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February 4, 2015: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Foreign Ministerial Briefing

February 4, 2015 Ambassador Lute:  Thanks.  For returning veterans, thanks for coming again to the latest greatest ministerial session here at NATO.  We do these, for those who are new to the game, we do these about quarterly with either Defense Ministers or Foreign Ministers, so tomorrow is Defense Ministers.  It will be the first ...
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