Opening remarks

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

  • 08 Jun. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 08 Jun. 2018 09:13

(As delivered)

So good morning. I think we are ready to start. And thank you for an excellent dinner yesterday.

And welcome to this working session on NATO-EU cooperation.

At the Warsaw Summit in 2016, I signed a joint declaration with President Donald Tusk and President Jean-Claude Juncker. 

And since then, NATO and the European Union have strengthened our level of cooperation.

In July, we plan to sign a new declaration to take NATO-EU cooperation even further. 

We will consider a report on progress already made in several areas.

Including cyber, hybrid, terrorism, and maritime operations. 

And we will discuss additional areas of NATO-EU cooperation.

Such as military mobility.

That concludes the public part of this meeting.

And once again I thank the media for being here together with us this morning.