NATO Secretary General meets with European Union Defence Ministers

  • 16 Nov. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Nov. 2021 14:17

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined EU Defence Ministers on Tuesday (16 November 2021) to address issues including Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and NATO-EU cooperation.

Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg upon his arrival at the Council of the EU

The Secretary General underlined that NATO stands in full solidarity with Poland and other Allies affected by the Belarusian regime’s use of migrants as a hybrid tactic.  Mr. Stoltenberg also said NATO continues to monitor a build-up of Russian forces close to Ukraine’s borders and that the Alliance continues to provide political and practical support to Ukraine.  The Secretary General also highlighted the strength of NATO-EU cooperation and how it could expand to include new areas of cooperation in the future, such as resilience, emerging and disruptive technologies, and the security impact of climate change.

Read the Secretary General's doorstep remarks here