Showing posts with label Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Show all posts

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ukraine Crisis Needs 20,000-Strong UN Force: Report

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
The United Nations should consider a force of some 20,000 soldiers from non-NATO countries and 4,000 police to help resolve the crisis in Ukraine, according to a new report to be presented to top officials this week.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Πρώην Γ.Γ. ΝΑΤΟ: Η Ρωσία Πίσω Από τις Αντιδράσεις Κατά του Shale Gas στην Ευρώπη

Τη Ρωσία είχε υποδείξει ως υποκινητή των διαμαρτυριών οικολογικών οργανώσεων ενάντια στο shale gas στην Ευρώπη ο πρώην γενικός γραμματέας του ΝΑΤΟ Αντερς Φογκ Ράσμουσεν πριν την παραίτησή του τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Une Ecosse indépendante devrait adhérer à nouveau à l'OTAN (Rasmussen)

Les dirigeants de l'Union européenne avaient déjà prévenu qu'en cas d'indépendance, l'Écosse devrait à nouveau se porter candidate et que son retour dans le giron de l'UE serait soumis à l'approbation unanime des Etats qui la composent.

M. Rasmussen a assuré qu'il "n'allait pas interférer dans la campagne pour le référendum en Écosse". "Si un nouvel Etat indépendant veut devenir membre de l'OTAN, il doit se porter candidat", a-t-il aussitôt ajouté. "Une telle candidature sera traitée exactement comme toutes les autres candidatures et, in fine, il faudra le consensus, l'unanimité au sein de l'Alliance pour l'accepter".

A Force for Freedom. (Speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at Carnegie Europe)

From the Official Homepage of NATO:
 
"Thank you Jan for that very generous introduction. And first of all, thank you very much for your dedicated work for Carnegie Europe and your strong engagement in the public debate on foreign and security policy issues.
And also a big word of thanks to Carnegie Europe for hosting our event. 
As you mentioned, my very first speech as new Secretary General in September 2009 was also hosted by Carnegie Europe, so I feel that I have come full circle by delivering my last Brussels speech as Secretary General also hosted by the Carnegie Europe Endowment.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wales Summit will make NATO fitter to deal with any challenge

NATO Homepage,  04 Sep. 2014:
 
"NATO leaders will take important steps at their two-day Summit in Wales to counter a dramatically changed security environment, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday (4 September 2014). The Secretary General said the meeting “will be one of the most important” in NATO’s history adding it was “a crucial Summit at a crucial time.” 

He said NATO leaders at their talks will take important steps to counter threats which the Alliance is faced with both in the east, with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and to the southeast in the Middle East. Allies will also focus on newer threats such as cyber, missile defence and hybrid warfare.

Friday, August 29, 2014

NATO Secretary General statement after the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

NATO Homepage,  28 Aug. 2014:

"We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, following the serious escalation of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. The meeting was held at Ukraine’s request.


Despite Moscow’s hollow denials, it is now clear that Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border into eastern and south-eastern Ukraine. This is not an isolated action, but part of a dangerous pattern over many months to destabilise Ukraine as a sovereign nation.

Friday, August 15, 2014

NATO head: 'Continuous flow of weapons from Russia'. ("All NATO allies should increase their defense contributions step by step.”)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark. -NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said the alliance had monitored an “incursion” by Russian troops into Ukraine.
Speaking in Copenhagen on Friday, Rasmussen called on Russia to withdraw troops from the border. He added: "We see a continuous flow of weapons and fighters from Russia into eastern Ukraine and it is a clear demonstration of continued Russian involvement in the destabilization of eastern Ukraine."

Wales Summit to focus on readiness, Secretary General says in Denmark. (The success of the Alliance will depend on all Allies investing adequately in security and defence)

NATO Homepage,  15 Aug. 2014:

Next month’s NATO Summit in Wales will focus on the Alliance’s readiness to deal with the full range of threats, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on a visit to Copenhagen on Friday (15 August). ''We will adopt a Readiness Action Plan to make ourselves faster and more agile,'' he said.
At the Summit, Allied leaders are expected to adopt a number of measures aimed at increasing NATO’s ability to respond to sudden threats.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

NATO Secretary General in Kiev for talks with senior government leaders. -- (in view of Russia’s aggression)

NATO Homepage, 07 Aug. 2014:

"NATO Secretary General in Kiev for talks with senior government leaders

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and other senior Ukraine government officials in Kiev on Thursday (7 August 2014), in a visit demonstrating NATO’s strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Mr President, I can assure you that we stand by Ukraine and your struggle to uphold the fundamental principles on which we've built our free societies,” the Secretary General said.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Στο Κίεβο την Πέμπτη ο γγ του ΝΑΤΟ μετά από πρόσκληση του Ουκρανού προέδρου Petro Poroshenko

Στην Ουκρανία θα βρίσκεται αύριο ο γενικός γραμματέας του ΝΑΤΟ, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, κατόπιν πρόσκλησης του Ουκρανού προέδρου Petro Poroshenko, με στόχο την προετοιμασία μιας συνόδου μεταξύ μιας επιτροπής του ΝΑΤΟ και της Ουκρανίας, καθώς δεν είναι μέλος της Συμμαχίας.

Η επίσκεψη του Anders Fogh Rasmussen πραγματοποιείται εν μέσω της έντασης που προκαλεί η παρουσία ρωσικών στρατευμάτων στα σύνορα της χώρας, ενώ σημειώνονται σφοδρές μάχες στα ανατολικά μεταξύ των ουκρανικών δυνάμεων ασφαλείας και των φιλορώσων αυτονομιστών κοντά στο προπύργιο των ανταρτών, το Ντονέτσκ. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NATO: Statement by the Secretary General, (Anders Fogh Rasmussen), on the INF Treaty

NATO Homepage,  30 Jul. 2014:

"The United States has briefed the North Atlantic Council on its determination that the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty not to possess, produce, or flight-test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 to 5,500 kilometers, or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles.

The INF Treaty, which entered into force in 1988, was concluded to reduce threats to security and stability in Europe, in particular the threat of short-warning attack on targets of strategic importance.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ukraine/Otan: le chef de la diplomatie de Kiev s'entretient avec Rasmussen

Le chef de la diplomatie ukrainienne Pavel Klimkine et le secrétaire général de l'Otan Anders Fogh Rasmussen se sont entretenus à Bruxelles, rapporte le ministère ukrainien des Affaires étrangères dans un communiqué.

"Le ministre ukrainien et le secrétaire général de l'Otan ont échangé des points de vue sur des questions d'actualité de la coopération bilatérale", a annoncé le ministère.

Lors des négociations, les deux responsables ont examiné de nouveaux projets destinés à aider Kiev à renforcer ses capacités de défense, ses forces armées, ainsi que l'industrie militaire et la sécurité nationale.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Secretary General calls on Europe and America to renew their commitment to transatlantic security (a revisionist Russia is breaking international rules)

NATO Homepage, 07 Jul. 2014:

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on America and Europe to renew their commitment to shared security in light of the new threats the world is facing, in a speech delivered at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington on Monday (7 July) ahead of his meeting with president Barack Obama.

In his speech titled “A strong Transatlantic Bond For An Unpredictable World”, Mr. Fogh Rasmussen said that since World War Two, “the solution to every strategic challenge has been transatlantic” with, “America and Europe working together, trading together and when necessary fighting together.” “But we cannot take our transatlantic bond for granted. We must renew our commitment. And continue to invest time, energy, and resources, to keep it strong”, he added.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NATO Foreign Ministers agree on Readiness Plan, endorse support package for Ukraine (a pool of military and civilian experts)

NATO Homepage, 25 Jun. 2014:
[http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_111259.htm]
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NATO Foreign Ministers on Wednesday (25 June 2014) agreed on plans to develop a robust Alliance Readiness Action Plan for the Alliance’s Summit in Wales this September and endorsed a package of support measure to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to defend itself. “The Summit comes at a time when security challenges are multiplying beyond our borders,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Today we stressed the importance of our collective defence.”

NATO gives assurances to Turkey over Iraq concerns

Turkey raised fears on June 25 over potential spillover from turmoil in neighbouring Iraq, as NATO promised not to hesitate to defend its ally from the widening conflict.   

"I can assure you that NATO allies stand together in solidarity and unity and we are focused on providing effective defence and protection of all our allies including Turkey," NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in talks with foreign ministers of the 28-nation alliance.

NATO Wales Summit Logo unveiled by foreign ministers

NATO Homepage, 25 Jun. 2014: 
[http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_111258.htm ]:

Modern takes on a Welsh dragon and a Celtic knot – iconic symbols of Wales – feature on the logo for the Alliance’s September Wales Summit which was unveiled in the margins of the NATO foreign ministers meeting on Wednesday (25 June 2014) by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and British Foreign Secretary William Hague in the presence of David Jones, the British Secretary of State for Wales. “This is a vibrant tapestry that presents strong symbols of Wales in a modern way,” said the Secretary General.

Friday, June 13, 2014

NATO says Russian tanks in Ukraine would be serious escalation

If reports that Russian tanks have entered eastern Ukraine are confirmed, it would mark a serious escalation of the crisis there, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.

"I am concerned about reports that pro-Russian armed gangs are acquiring heavy weapons from Russia, including Russian tanks," Rasmussen said in a statement.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the inauguration of President Poroshenko

Photo: nato.int
NATO Homepage, 07 Jun. 2014:

"On behalf of the North Atlantic Alliance, I warmly congratulate Petro Poroshenko on his inauguration as the President of Ukraine.

I wish him every success in carrying forward this new position of responsibility at a defining time in Ukraine’s history.


The presidential elections were an important milestone for Ukraine. In holding transparent and democratic elections despite significant challenges, the people of Ukraine showed their commitment to a united, independent and sovereign country.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NATO-Georgia Commission discusses Ukraine crisis, Georgia’s progress on reforms

NATO Homepage, 04 Jun. 2014:

NATO Defence Ministers met with their Georgian counterpart, Irakli Alasania, on Wednesday (4 June) to discuss the regional implications of Russia’s illegal aggression against Ukraine and to review Georgia’s progress in reforming its defence sector. “NATO Allies do not, and will not, recognise Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Neither do we accept Russia’s recognition of the South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions of Georgia as independent states. NATO stands up for the right of every nation to make its own sovereign choice on foreign and security policy,” he said.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NATO Defence Ministers discuss collective defence, Summit priorities

NATO Homepage, 03 Jun. 2014:

NATO Defence Ministers will review collective defence measures in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and discuss preparations for the NATO Summit in Wales, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at the start of the two-day Ministerial on Tuesday (3 June 2014). “We are facing a new security landscape because of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine”, the NATO Secretary General said. “We have already taken immediate steps. In a strong show of solidarity, every single Ally, from both sides of the Atlantic, contributes to bolstering our collective defence, including deployment of ships, aircraft and troops. It really is all for one and one for all”, Mr Fogh Rasmussen added.

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