Speaking at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session in Lisbon on Monday (11 October 2021), NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, reiterated the importance of a strong commitment to NATO and the transatlantic bond.
“Allies do not always agree on every issue”, acknowledged the Secretary General, “but ultimately, we all agree on what really matters: that we are stronger when we stand together”, he added. In his speech, Mr. Stoltenberg indicated that the NATO Parliamentary Assembly “has been a strong voice for our democratic values, and we need to recommit to them as we continue to adapt our Alliance”. He called on parliamentarians’ continued support and engagement to help turn the NATO 2030 decisions into action, including by keeping defence spending up.
Read the transcript of the speech here.