Short remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese

  • 11 Jul. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 11 Jul. 2023 11:21

(As delivered)

Prime Minister Albanese,

welcome back to the NATO Summit. It’s really great to see you here again.

This is your second NATO Summit and for me that really demonstrates your personal commitment to the partnership between Australia and NATO. A partnership we really value because security is not regional, security is global. What happens in the Indo-Pacific, matters for Europe, for NATO. And what happens in Europe, matters for the Indo-Pacific.

And this is demonstrated by the ongoing war in Ukraine which has global ramifications. We are extremely grateful for Australia's strong support to Ukraine, your military support, your economic support, it really makes a difference every day and it's important also for our security, so thank you so much.

We also welcome the deepening of the partnership between NATO and Australia. We work together on issues like cyber, new technologies, and also on countering hybrid threats. So this just demonstrates the importance of the partnership between Australia and NATO. So once again, Prime Minister, it's good to have you here and welcome to the NATO Summit.