NATO DMs discuss key security issues

NATO defence ministers met via teleconference on Wednesday to address key security issues.

These include the adaptation of the Alliance through the NATO2030 initiative, progress towards fairer burden-sharing, and NATO’s enhanced deterrence and defence.

“We have just concluded the first day of the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers. We had a positive and stimulating discussion,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told an online press conference after the meeting this evening.

“We have a unique opportunity to open a new chapter in relations between Europe and North America. We face global challenges that no country and no continent can tackle alone. That is why I launched NATO 2030 initiative,” he said.

Stoltenberg said he put forward a number of ambitious proposals to prepare for the NATO summit later this year.

“My proposals also include improving our ability to train and build capacity in NATO partner countries. Because this is a more sustainable way to contribute to stability in our neighbourhood, and to fight terrorism,” he added.

NATO defence ministers will discuss NATO missions in Iraq and Afghanistan during their meeting on Thursday .

Source: Kuwait News Agency