29 Apr '15, 12pm
#NATO SG praises #Croatia for contributions to shared security
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to NATO headquarters on Wednesday (29 April 2015) for talks on the security environment and NATO’s continued adaptation. Calling Croatia a “staunch Ally”, Mr. Stoltenberg thanked the President personally for her “deep strength and dedication to this Alliance for many years.” The Secretary General thanked Croatia for its contributions to NATO’s operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo. He further welcomed Croatia’s support for NATO Smart Defence projects. Mr. Stoltenberg also expressed gratitude for Croatia’s leadership in Southeastern Europe. “Your experiences and your leadership is important for many of your neighbours ,” he said. The two leaders agreed that Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, and that respect for the ceasefire and the Minsk agreement remain the best prospect for a pe...