Opening remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the North Atlantic Council Working session on NATO's Deterrence and Defence posture

  • 15 Feb. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 15 Feb. 2018 09:15

(As delivered)

Good morning.

This is our last session of this defence ministerial meeting.

We will review the substantial changes in our military posture over the last few years, and discuss what more we need to do.

We will focus on three issues:

First, our work on effective reinforcement.To ensure that we are able to move our forces to where they are needed.

Second, our support to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. As part of our efforts to fight terrorism and project stability.

Today, Ministers will consider additional steps we could take. Including in Iraq.

Third, we will discuss our broader approach to the South. And how best to respond to the security challenges emanating from the Middle East and North Africa.

This concludes the public part of this meeting and I thank the media for being with us this morning.