AA / Washington / Michael Hernandez
President Joe Biden on Monday reaffirmed US “strong support” for NATO during a meeting with Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Biden stressed “the importance of strengthening deterrence and defense against strategic competitors and transnational threats,” the White House said in a statement following the meeting.
President Biden also expressed our full support for the NATO objectives approved by the leaders in June, including ensuring that the Alliance is fully equipped and resourced to deal with modern threats, and by developing a new strategic doctrine “, we can read in the same press release.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has also met with the NATO Secretary General, but the White House has not released details of the interview.
Stoltenberg also met with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and spoke by phone with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is currently on assignment in Paris.
“The NATO Secretary General said the Alliance continues to adapt to a more unpredictable world, where competition between great powers intensifies, along with cyber threats, terrorism and the impact of climate change. on security, “NATO said in a statement.
Jens Stoltenberg is next scheduled to meet with members of Congress and attend an event on Tuesday organized by the Brookings Institute and Georgetown University.
* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj
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