Secretary General outlines Washington Summit priorities at NATO Public Forum

  • 10 Jul. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 10 Jul. 2024 20:46

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the first day of the NATO Public Forum in Washington D.C. on Wednesday (10 July 2024). In a conversation with Frederick Kempe, President & CEO of the Atlantic Council, the Secretary General said that at the Summit, Allied leaders will make critical decisions for NATO’s future security, including on deterrence and defence, support to Ukraine and global partnerships.

Address by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO Public Forum

Mr Stoltenberg emphasised that Allies are providing more support to Ukraine, highlighting that he expected Allies to agree a lead role for NATO in coordinating the security assistance and training for Ukraine, and to continue to bring Ukraine even closer to NATO. He also welcomed the participation of Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea at the Summit, highlighting that Allies are engaging more and more closely with Indo Pacific partners.
The NATO Public Forum is being held over two days on the margins of the NATO Summit in Washington. It is jointly organised by the NATO and the United States Government, in collaboration with the Atlantic Council, Centre for a New American Security (CNAS), GLOBSEC, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and the Hudson Institute.