Secretary General reaffirms NATO’s commitment to counter terrorism at a meeting of Defence Ministers from the Global Coalition against ISIS
Today (22 October 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined an in-person meeting of Defence Ministers from framework nations of the Global Coalition against ISIS, chaired by the United States, in Brussels.
The Secretary General stressed that Allies are strongly committed in the fight against terrorism. He emphasized the need to preserve our collective counter terrorism gains in Afghanistan over the past twenty years. He also highlighted NATO’s continued strong engagement in the Global Coalition, including through NATO Mission Iraq, and the Alliance’s capacity-building efforts in support to Jordan and Tunisia. Furthermore, he underscored that the Alliance is looking into possibilities to expand its partnerships towards countries in the Sahel region and is exploring opportunities for further cooperation with African countries in countering terrorism.