by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Foreign Ministers’ session via tele-conference
So, welcome, welcome all of you to this foreign ministerial meeting and even though we are not in the same room, it is really great to see you all. And as you all know, this is the first ministerial meeting in NATO’s seventieth history that is held by secure video conference. And that reflects the fact that the COVID 19 crisis is impacting the way we work and it is putting an unforeseen strain on our societies.
So let me start by expressing my deepest sympathy with the victims and all those affected.
Our transatlantic family has not seen an adversary like this one before. But I am convinced that we will prevail together in unity with resolve and with solidarity for each other.