NATO Foreign Ministers discuss Black Sea security, Afghanistan, Western Balkans

  • 01 Dec. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 01 Dec. 2021 15:22

NATO's support for Ukraine's and Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty remains ''unwavering'', Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday (01 December 2021) at the end of a two day meeting of Allied Foreign Ministers in Riga.

Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Following Russia's military build-up near Ukraine, Mr Stoltenberg stressed that ''any future Russian aggression would come at a high price, and have serious political and economic consequences for Russia.'' The Secretary General said Ministers also discussed what lessons to draw from the Alliance’s almost two-decade-long mission in Afghanistan. Developments in the Western Balkans were also on the agenda, with Finland, Sweden, and the EU High Representative joining the discussion.

Read NATO Secretary General's press conference here.