Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Brussels attacks

  • 22 Mar. 2016 -
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  • Press Release (2016) 052
  • Issued on 22 Mar. 2016
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  • Last updated: 22 Mar. 2016 12:33

I am deeply saddened by the attacks here in Brussels this morning. The heavy human toll is tragic.

Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones, with all those affected, and with the people of Belgium. We all stand together with our Ally Belgium on this dark day.

This is a cowardly attack. An attack on our values and on our open societies. Terrorism will not defeat democracy and take away our freedoms. 

We have decided to increase the alert state at NATO Headquarters. We remain vigilant and continue to monitor the situation very closely.