NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg awarded with the Henry A. Kissinger Prize

  • 10 Nov. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 10 Nov. 2023 22:08

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg received the prestigious Henry A. Kissinger Prize in a ceremony on Friday evening (10 November 2023) at the American Academy in Berlin for his contributions to transatlantic relations. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Speaker Emerita of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, delivered the laudatory remarks.

In his acceptance speech Mr Stoltenberg stressed the importance of transatlantic relations and how a strong transatlantic bond had made him feel safe growing up as a young man in Norway. He stressed that both sides of the Atlantic have to preserve what unites them and invest in the relationship. “I do not believe in America alone. I do not believe in Europe alone. I believe in America and Europe together,” he said.