NATO Secretary General convenes top Alliance procurement officials


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg convened an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) on Tuesday (27 September 2022) at NATO Headquarters. The meeting focused on the implications of Russia’s war against Ukraine, including on Allies’ capabilities and munitions stockpiles.

Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD)

The Secretary General urged Allies to continue replenishing stocks as rapidly as possible. “Enhancing NATO stockpiles will ensure we can keep supporting Ukraine,” he said. “We need to keep working together as NATO Allies and with industry to replenish our munitions stocks and provide Ukraine with the support it needs, for as long as Ukraine needs it,” he added. The meeting addressed ways in which Allies can better understand any gaps in stockpiles, and address such gaps together.

The CNAD’s mission is to enable cooperation in the delivery of interoperable military capabilities. It ensures that NATO forces have state-of-the-art capabilities readily available at all times.

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