NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen together with the Chairman of the Military Committee and Ambassadors from the North Atlantic Council are discussing naval operations and the future of maritime security during a visit to NATO’s Maritime Headquarters at the Northwood base in the United Kingdom on Thursday (13 February 2014).
“In the Mediterranean, NATO ships continue to patrol and to monitor shipping for terrorist activity. We also conduct counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa, in cooperation with the European Union and other international actors”, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “In both theatres we continue to protect our people and our shared interests by overcoming threats and helping to keep shipping lanes safe”.
The Secretary General and the Ambassadors will receive operational briefings from Vice-Admiral Peter Hudson, Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command. Thursday’s working visit highlights the importance of maritime security to the Alliance.