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23 August 2016 - Brussels, “Changes and challenges” characterize the Arctic region today and tomorrow. That was the main message of Major-General Kim Jesper Jørgensen, Head of the Arctic Command of the Defence Command Denmark, to members of parliament of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. The Assembly’s Sub-Committee on Technology Trends and Security (STCTTS) of the Science and Technology Committee (STC) visited Copenhagen, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands from 15 to 19 August. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are parts of the Kingdom of Denmark, but have extensive types of self-government.
21 August 2016, Washington DC/Brussels – “The attack on men, women and children celebrating a wedding in Gaziantep showed the perpetrators’ complete disregard for human life and civilized values”, declared Hon Michael R Turner, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. "This latest outrage underlines the need for the international community to defeat the scourge of international terrorism.
9 August 2016, Beijing/Brussels - Senior Chinese officials defended Beijing’s stance over the territorial disputes in the South China Sea and stressed that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will remain firm over its territorial claims, NATO Parliamentarians were told during a weeklong visit. However, China prefers peaceful resolution and dialogue to solve the issue, according to Luan Jianzhang, Deputy Director, International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and other officials.
Washington / Brussels, 26 July 2016 - “I strongly condemn the barbaric assassination of the priest of the parish of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy earlier today”, Hon. Michael R. Turner (United States), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, declared in a statement. “With this assault, the terrorists of Daesh seek to promote religious hatred, divide us and pitch our communities against one another.
Washington/Brussels, 16 July 2016 - “NATO nations are bound together by their common commitment to democracy and the rule of law. This includes government through democratically elected institutions and the subordination of the armed forces to these institutions", Assembly President, Hon. Michael R Turner (United States) stated today.