Secretary General welcomes NATO-EU cooperation, discusses INF Treaty

  • 20 Nov. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 23 Nov. 2018 10:13

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed unprecedented levels of cooperation between the EU and NATO ahead of a meeting with the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Tuesday (20 November 2018). The Secretary General noted that stronger European defence can contribute to fairer burden-sharing within NATO, but stressed the need for complementarity between NATO and EU efforts. “NATO remains the bedrock for European security,” he said. Mr. Stoltenberg added that he will also discuss the INF Treaty with EU ministers. “We should all call on Russia to ensure full and transparent compliance with the INF Treaty because we don’t want a new arms race and the INF Treaty has been important for our security for decades,” he underlined.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivers a doorstep statement upon arrival at the European Council

Read NATO Secretary General's doorstep statement here.