Opening remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the North Atlantic Council Foreign Ministers session in Bucharest, with Finland, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Moldova

  • 30 Nov. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 30 Nov. 2022 10:32

(As delivered)

So, good morning to all of you. I think we are ready to start if you’re able to find your seats.

We will then start this last session of our Foreign Ministerial meeting.

So, a warm welcome to all of you.

Welcome to this final session of the NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting and a special welcome to our partners Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Republic of Moldova.
It is great to have you all here.
Our meeting shows the strong and growing cooperation between NATO and your respective countries at this challenging time.
NATO and NATO Allies have provided support to all three partners for many years, including with capacity building, reforms and training to strengthen their defence and security institutions.
Today these partners are affected by Russian pressure, and NATO allies are committed to increasing their support to them.
This meeting is an opportunity to discuss some of our shared security concerns, most notably in the strategically important region of the Black Sea and the Western Balkans.

This ends the public part of the meeting.
I thank the media for joining us at the top of the meeting and then we will continue in just a moment.

Thank you.