NATO Update y Press Office de 01.09.2017


Canadian jets ready for NATO air policing over Romania 

Canadian CF-188 fighters are ready to begin NATO air policing patrols over Romania. At the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase on Thursday (31 August 2017), the detachment was certified to operate alongside the MiG-21s of their Romanian hosts. The Canadian detachment succeeds a deployment by the UK’s Royal Air Force. 

Secretary General praises Poland’s contributions to the Alliance, visits NATO battlegroup

Secretary General in Italy: NATO exists to defend peace

NATO helps Iraq boost civil-military cooperation in dealing with terrorist challenges

Autonomous military drones

The technological potential of autonomous drones is already being tested and developed. Whether such military technologies will be deployed will depend on the needs of nations in the future security situation. While it is difficult to predict the future, three Norwegian experts argue that it would be better to develop a legal and ethical framework for autonomous drones before they become a reality.

NATO Deputy Secretary General to participate at the Strategic Forum in Slovenia


On Monday, 4 and Tuesday 5 September 2017, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Bled in Slovenia to participate in a panel discussion entitled “Global Nuclear Governance: Quo vadis?” where she will deliver a keynote speech.In the margins of the Conference, Ms. Gottemoeller will also have bilateral meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Mr. Karl Erjavec and other Western Balkan leaders.

The Deputy Secretary General’s keynote address will be published on the NATO website after delivery.

For additional information on the event, please consult the website:

Press conference by the Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission


Monday, 4 September 2017 at 15:15 – NATO Headquarters (Luns Press Theatre)15:15: Press conference by the Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, US Army General John W. Nicholson Jr.

Location: NATO Headquarters, Brussels (Luns Press Theatre)


  • The press conference will be available live on the NATO website and on satellite; this material is free of rights and free of charge.
  • Photos, video and audio files from NATO will be available after the event on the NATO website and via the NATO Channel.

Accreditation and access

Journalists holding a 2017 NATO media pass will have access to the press conference as usual, upon presentation of their pass.

Media representatives that do not hold a 2017 NATO media pass will need to request accreditation directly at the main entrance of the NATO Headquarters on 4 September 2017, starting from 08:30.

They will have to present an ID and a valid press card (provided by a recognised national professional body of a NATO country – i.e. government, professional association or union, etc.)

Media representatives that do not hold a valid press card (as listed previously) are invited to send a signed letter from their editor to NATO Press & Media Service, not later than 16h00 on Friday, 1 September 2017 (Fax: +32.2.707.1399, email:

Please note that a security check will take place, and security personnel will examine equipments and personal effects carried onto the site.

Points of contact

Damien Arnaud
Press arrangements
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 38

Jean-Philippe Juneau
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 17 64

General Queries
Front Office
Telephone: +32 (0)2 707 50 41 /7037

TV/Radio issues
Mr. Henk Dekens
Telephone: +32 (0)2 707 50 51

Post-event Video distribution
+32 (0)2 707 12 27

For additional information on the event, please consult the website:

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