NATO Secretary General sets out ambitious transatlantic agenda at Munich Security Conference

  • 19 Feb. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 19 Feb. 2021 18:47

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for a strong NATO at the heart of a new transatlantic agenda. Speaking at a virtual meeting of the Munich Security Conference on Friday (19 February), Mr. Stoltenberg said, “we now have an historic opportunity to build a stronger Alliance, to regain trust and reinforce our unity - Europe and North America working together in NATO in strategic solidarity.”

In view of global challenges such as the rise of China, cyber attacks, disruptive technologies, climate change, Russia’s destabilising behaviour and the threat of terrorism, Mr. Stoltenberg underlined that “no country - and no continent - can go it alone. On the contrary, we must do more together.”

The NATO Secretary General set out the ambitious NATO 2030 agenda for the future of Alliance. He stressed that working together in NATO, Europe and North America “must reinforce our unity, broaden our approach to security, and defend the international rules-based order.”