by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with the US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper

  • 12 Feb. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 12 Feb. 2020 15:30

(As delivered)

So Secretary Esper, Mark, it’s good to have you here and welcome back to NATO. It’s good to have you here, and thank you for your strong personal commitment to NATO and your strong leadership. Today and tomorrow, we will, together with the other ministers, address a wide range of issues. Including what more NATO can do in Iraq and make sure that ISIS is never able to return and also how we can continue to support Afghanistan and how we can support the peace process and also, take stock of where we are in responding to the new Russian missile systems and many other issues.

So, once again, it’s good to have you here and thank you so much for your great support.