NATO Secretary established Jens Stoltenberg paid his respects on the Australian conflict Memorial in Canberra on Thursday (8 August 2019), concluding an authentic talk over with to Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Stoltenberg laid a wreath in honour of the Australian militia and those members who misplaced their lives in conflict. Later, the Secretary common addressed an experience hosted by means of the Institute for Regional safety and the Australian countrywide institution's Strategic and Defence reviews Centre.
In Sydney on Wednesday, Mr. Stoltenberg met with major Minister Scott Morrison, international Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, and signed a renewed partnership contract between NATO and Australia with Minister Reynolds on board the HMAS Hobart. "Australia is a totally valued partner for the Alliance," mentioned the Secretary everyday, pointing to the country's deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Stoltenberg additionally delivered a speech on the magnitude of partnership at the Lowy Institute in Sydney.
On Tuesday, the Secretary everyday visited Wellington, New Zealand for talks with leading Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Secretary regularly occurring thanked the best Minister for new Zealand's crucial contributions in the battle against terrorism, together with its prolonged function in NATO's practicing mission in Afghanistan, with consultants concentrated on women's rights. He also had discussions with Deputy major Minister and foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark. Mr. Stoltenberg complete the day with a speech at the Centre for Strategic reviews at Victoria college.
In Christchurch on Monday, Mr. Stoltenberg visited the Al Noor Mosque, where he laid a floral tribute in memory of the victims of the March 2019 attacks. He met contributors of the Muslim community and expressed his harmony and deepest condolences.