Deputy Secretary General commends Greece for contributions to NATO

  • 01 Mar. 2018 - 02 Mar. 2018
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  • Last updated: 02 Mar. 2018 20:07

Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller began her first official visit to Greece on Thursday (1 March 2018), meeting with Greek officials and delivering a keynote address on the enduring importance of NATO. In remarks at the Delphi Economic Forum, Ms. Gottemoeller set out the Alliance’s essential role in a more uncertain world, highlighting the value of Allies’ collective efforts and outlining priorities in preparation for the NATO Summit in July. She also thanked Greece for its contributions to NATO activities, and for meeting the 2% defence investment pledge.

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller delivering a speech at the opening session of the Delphi Economic Forum

While in Delphi, the Deputy Secretary General also met Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos for an exchange of views on current security challenges, and priorities for the upcoming NATO Summit in July. 

Earlier in the day, Ms. Gottemoeller met in Athens with Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos and with the Secretary General of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos. She also laid a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Monument.

On Friday, the Deputy Secretary General visited the Ministry of Digital Policy, Communications and Information, and participated in a townhall event with students, hosted by the Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation.