15 Feb '17, 10am

[ONLINE] #DefMin Doorstep by the #NATO Secretary General

I think we are ready to start, it’s good to see you all. This is a crucial time for transatlantic security. So this meeting of Defence Ministers is timely and significant. We will take decisions to ensure our Alliance stays strong and flexible in the face of evolving challenges. Because a strong NATO is good for Europe and a strong NATO is good for North America. Over the past two years, we have implemented the greatest increase in our collective defence since the Cold War. We are working more closely with our partners in the Middle East and elsewhere. We are increasing defence spending after many years of cuts. Today, we will review our progress in the eastern part of the Alliance. We are deploying four multinational battlegroups to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, to send a clear signal of NATO’s resolve and readiness to defend any Ally. We will also discuss what m...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_141105.htm

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