NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a press conference on the agenda of the meeting to be held in Riga, Latvia on 30 November-1 December with the participation of NATO Foreign Ministers. Stating that the increase of Russian forces in Ukraine and its surroundings will be discussed at the meeting, Stoltenberg said, “It increases tensions and carries the risk of miscalculation. Russia should show transparency, reduce tension and tension. NATO’s approach to Russia has not changed. “We are keeping our defense and deterrence strong while remaining open to dialogue.”
Stating that the Foreign Ministers will exchange views on the situation on the Belarusian border, NATO’s role in arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, Stoltenberg said that since the Cold War, NATO has reduced the number of nuclear weapons in Europe by more than 90 percent. recorded. “All Allies support the goal of a nuclear-free world, and NATO is determined to maintain its leading role in arms control,” Stoltenberg said.
Stating that Foreign Ministers will also discuss NATO’s next Strategic Concept, Stoltenberg said, “The Strategic Concept needs to take into account new realities, including aggressive actions by Russia, a more assertive China, emerging and disruptive technologies, and the security impact of climate change.”
Stoltenberg also announced that Foreign Ministers will discuss developments in the Western Balkans, NATO’s continued role in promoting stability and security in the region, and NATO’s position in Afghanistan.