Opening remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council, Foreign Ministers’ Session with Georgia and Ukraine

  • 01 Dec. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 01 Dec. 2021 08:03

(As delivered)

Good morning. A warm welcome to all we can find your seats we can start the meeting. And we are on a quite tight schedule today.

Okay, good morning once again, and a special welcome to Minister Zalkaliani and Minister Kuleba to this meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Georgia and Ukraine. At the Brussels Summit in June, Allied Heads of State and Government reiterated their strong support for Georgia's and Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Georgia and Ukraine are among NATO's closest partners, contributing to NATO's operations and missions, and aspiring for membership in the Alliance. Allies stand by their decisions taken at the Bucharest Summit, and we remain committed to provide political and practical support to Georgia and Ukraine. Let me now thank the media for joining us at the opening of this meeting. And we'll continue in just a moment. So thank you.