NATO Foreign Ministers discuss Russia and arms control
Allied foreign ministers met at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (24 March 2021) for a discussion on Russia and arms control.
They were joined by partner nations Finland and Sweden, as well as the EU High Representative Josep Borrell. “Russia has increased its pattern of repressive behaviour at home and aggressive behaviour abroad,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He stressed that NATO’s dual-track approach to Russia, combining strong deterrence and defence with openness to dialogue, remains valid. He underlined that all Allies welcome the recent decision to extent the New START Treaty and that NATO remains a unique platform for Europe and North America to consult on the future of arms control.
Read the transcript here.