Joint statement

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Mike Johnson

  • 30 Jan. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 31 Jan. 2024 14:04

“Today, we met to discuss the continued importance of NATO in bolstering America’s security and agreed to work to further strengthen cooperation, including at the upcoming NATO Summit hosted in Washington, D.C. 

We addressed the importance of sending a clear, decisive message to President Putin that he will not win his war of aggression in Ukraine, and discussed the growing threat and challenge of China, agreeing that standing together in NATO makes us better prepared for growing global competition. We condemned Iran’s destabilizing role throughout the Middle East, including its support for militants and terror groups which attack Allied forces, commercial shipping, and vital partners like Israel. We also discussed the importance of member nations reaching their stated defence investment commitments as a matter of urgency. 

Together, our nations make up half of the world’s economic and military might. NATO is good for Europe and good for the United States.”