Secretary General at the Conference of National Armaments Directors: Ukraine needs our sustained support
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of continued support to Ukraine in a Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) meeting at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (19 October 2023). Calling for Allies to “go further and go faster” with “a renewed sense of urgency,” he said: “Ukraine is making progress on the ground. But they need our sustained support.”
At the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Allies agreed a Defence Production Action Plan, to aggregate demand, boost capacity, and increase interoperability. The Secretary General stressed that now is the time to turn the plan into results. Mr Stoltenberg highlighted the importance of armament deliveries to Ukraine, the need to refill stockpiles and to ensure the defence capabilities of the Alliance. He also welcomed Allies’ commitment to making new investments in ammunition.
Meeting at least biannually, the CNAD’s mission is to enable cooperation in the delivery of interoperable military capabilities. It ensures that NATO forces have state-of-the-art capabilities readily available at all times.