NATO Secretary General meets with EU Defence Ministers
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined EU Defence Ministers in Brest, France on Wednesday evening (12 January 2022) to discuss security issues, in particular Russia's continued military build-up in and around Ukraine.
Mr. Stoltenberg said he would brief ministers on today's meeting of the NATO-Russia Council, in which Allies and Russia agreed on the need to resume dialogue and explore a schedule of future meetings. The Secretary General stressed that the close partnership between NATO and the European Union is even more important at this critical moment for European security.
Read the transcript of the doorstep statement here.