NATO Secretary General: in times of turmoil, we need strong institutions

  • 19 Jan. 2017 -
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  • Last updated: 19 Jan. 2017 17:55

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of strong institutions and transatlantic cooperation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday (19 January 2017). Mr. Stoltenberg took part in a plenary session on ‘Redefining Europe’s Security Agenda’, together with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Oxford historian Margaret MacMillan and the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright.

The Secretary General noted that strong institutions act as anchors in uncertain times – bringing people together to find common solutions to global challenges. He also highlighted how NATO is adapting to today’s security challenges, increasing the readiness of its forces, improving resilience against cyber-attacks and providing support to partners in the fight against terrorism.

During his visit to Davos, Mr. Stoltenberg also held bilateral talks with NATO Allies and key partners, including German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.