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May 14 2020

JFCBS Covid-19 Staff update 14 May 2020

Brunssum, the Netherlands, Thursday 14 May 2020

NATO continues close consultation with Allies, EU

NATO has been consulting closely with Allies and partners from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the crisis, military forces from across the Alliance have stepped up to support our shared response. They have flown more than one hundred missions to transport medical personnel and supplies, facilitated the construction of field hospitals, and added tens of thousands of treatment beds. Thousands of Allied military medical personnel have been deployed in support of civilian efforts. 

More details at: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_175705.htm?selectedLocale=en


Secretary General commends Estonia’s commitment to NATO

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had a phone call yesterday (13 May 2020) with Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas to discuss COVID-19 response and NATO’s resilience and readiness to tackle any threat it may face. In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, Mr Stoltenberg thanked Estonia “for showing solidarity in these difficult times by offering assistance to other Allies, particularly Estonia’s donations of medical supplies to Italy and Spain.” 

More details at: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_175702.htm?selectedLocale=en

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