NATO Secretary General discusses Allied agenda ahead of virtual Defence Ministers Meeting

  • 16 Jun. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Jun. 2020 12:33

Today (16 June 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered an online press conference before a virtual meeting of Allied Defence Ministers on 17 and 18 June. The Secretary General set out what Ministers will discuss, including plans for a possible second wave of the coronavirus and updated resilience guidelines.

He also outlined the agenda at this meeting of Defence Ministers, with regard to the next steps for NATO missions and operations, and how the Alliance continues to deliver a strong deterrence and defence. The Secretary General confirmed that Defence Ministers from Finland, Sweden and Australia will join these discussions, as well as EU High Representative/Vice President Borrell.

Read the transcript of the Secretary General's opening remarks here.