Opening remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) in Foreign Ministers' session (morning session)

  • 27 Apr. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 27 Apr. 2018 10:40

(As delivered)

Then I think we are ready to start. Welcome back and if you can find your seats then we can continue this meeting.

Welcome to this historic meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers.

The last to be held in this Headquarters.

At this morning’s session we will focus on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

And on our efforts to project stability and counter terrorism.

We will continue preparations for the new NATO Training and Capacity Building Mission in Iraq.

Which will be launched at our Summit in July.

We will discuss what more we can do in our cooperation with Jordan, Tunisia and other partners in the region.

And we will consider how NATO and the European Union can further work together to promote stability in our Southern neighbourhood.

That concludes the public portion of this meeting. 

So I thank the media for being here and then we will continue in just a moment.

Thank you so much to the media.