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Belgium: Stoltenberg closes meeting of NATO foreign ministers02:21

Belgium: Stoltenberg closes meeting of NATO foreign ministers

Belgium, Brussels
April 27, 2018 at 16:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg closed a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday.

"If they could speak, these walls would have many tales to tell", said Stoltenberg, before going on to recall the first meeting of NATO foreign ministers and the creation of a document "which firmly established NATO's policy of seeking peace through deterrents and detente".

The Secretary General went on to describe the "first and only invocation" of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, following the attacks on September 11, which led to the military alliance's "biggest ever" operation in Afghanistan.

To conclude, Stoltenberg reaffirmed NATO's commitment to its values and the pursuit of peace and security.

Stoltenberg, alongside newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and European Defence Ministers held talks on relations with Russia, the situation in the Middle East and NATO policy for the new members, amongst other issues.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg closed a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday.

"If they could speak, these walls would have many tales to tell", said Stoltenberg, before going on to recall the first meeting of NATO foreign ministers and the creation of a document "which firmly established NATO's policy of seeking peace through deterrents and detente".

The Secretary General went on to describe the "first and only invocation" of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, following the attacks on September 11, which led to the military alliance's "biggest ever" operation in Afghanistan.

To conclude, Stoltenberg reaffirmed NATO's commitment to its values and the pursuit of peace and security.

Stoltenberg, alongside newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and European Defence Ministers held talks on relations with Russia, the situation in the Middle East and NATO policy for the new members, amongst other issues.

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