NATO Foreign Ministers will address pressing security issues

  • 28 Nov. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 30 Nov. 2023 09:25

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO Foreign Ministers will address pressing security issues at their meeting starting on Tuesday (28 November 2023) in Brussels. Speaking at NATO Headquarters ahead of the meeting, Mr Stoltenberg welcomed the extension of the pause in the hostilities in Gaza and said that this has allowed for much needed relief for the people in Gaza, the release of more hostages, and the delivery of more humanitarian aid.

Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Referring to the intense fighting along the frontline and waves of drone attacks against Ukrainian cities, the Secretary General said that this just makes it even more important that NATO Allies continue to support Ukraine.  He welcomed recent announcements by Allies of additional support to Ukraine, including additional financial support from Germany and the Netherlands, the opening of a training centre for Ukrainian pilots in Romania for F16s, and a coalition of 20 countries to coordinate efforts to provide more air defence to Ukraine. The Secretary General said that ministers will also discuss China, the Western Balkans and “the threats and opportunities in our southern neighbourhood”.