Opening remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the North Atlantic Council meeting at the level of Defence Ministers - session 1

  • 22 Oct. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 22 Oct. 2020 14:39

(As delivered)

Good afternoon to our colleagues in Europe,

And good morning to our colleagues in North America.

And welcome to this NATO Defence Ministerial meeting.

We face many different challenges to our security.

So we must keep our Alliance strong.

Today we will discuss the progress Allies are making on burden sharing.

How to strengthen our deterrence and defence.

And how to improve the resilience of our societies.