|12 Jul. 2023 ||
Secretary General concludes historic NATO Summit in Vilnius
Wrapping up the Summit in Vilnius on Wednesday (12 July 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed that NATO leaders took major decisions to adapt the Alliance for the future. Allies agreed NATO’s most detailed and robust defence plans since the Cold War, strengthened their commitment to defence investment, agreed to bring Ukraine closer to NATO, and deepened partnerships around the world.
|10 Jul. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General welcomes Türkiye’s decision to forward Sweden accession protocols to parliament
Speaking in Vilnius on Monday (10 July 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s agreement to forward the accession protocol for Sweden to the Grand National Assembly as soon as possible, and work closely with the Assembly to ensure ratification. The announcement came following a meeting between the Secretary General, President Erdogan, and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
|10 Jul. 2023 ||
Press statement following the meeting between Türkiye, Sweden, and the NATO Secretary General
|06 Jul. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General hosts meeting of senior officials from Finland, Türkiye and Sweden
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hosted a meeting of senior officials from Finland, Türkiye and Sweden on Thursday (6 July 2023), focused on Sweden’s membership in NATO.
|28 Jun. 2023 ||
Secretary General welcomes Estonian Prime Minister to NATO for talks on Vilnius Summit
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (28 June 2023) for talks to prepare for the Vilnius Summit.
|26 Jun. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General visits German and Lithuanian troops in Exercise Griffin Storm
Visiting Pabrade, Lithuania, on Monday (26 June 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met German and Lithuanian troops training together in Exercise Griffin Storm. He was joined by President Gitanas Nausėda and German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius.
|04 Jun. 2023 ||
Secretary General congratulates President Erdogan on re-election, looks forward to finalising Sweden’s NATO membership
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and members of his new government in Istanbul on Sunday (4 June 2023).
|04 Apr. 2023 ||
Finland joins NATO as 31st Ally
Finland became NATO’s newest member today (4 April 2023), upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the United States at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. NATO Allies signed Finland’s Accession Protocol on 5 July 2022, after which all 30 national parliaments voted to ratify the country’s membership.
|03 Apr. 2023 ||
Finland to join NATO as Allied Foreign Ministers meet
Finland will become the 31st member of NATO on Tuesday (4 April 2023), immediately preceding a two-day meeting of Allied Foreign Ministers. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finland’s imminent accession, saying: “It will be a good day for Finland’s security, for Nordic security and for NATO as a whole.”
|20 Mar. 2023 ||
Secretary General welcomes progress on Finland’s road to NATO membership
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen to NATO Headquarters on Monday (20 March 2023) for talks on Finland’s progress toward membership in the Alliance.