Jens Stoltenberg

United States | Remarks With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting

United States – SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: Let me just welcome you, Secretary Pompeo. It’s great to have you back here in NATO at the NATO headquarters, and many thanks for your strong personal commitment to this alliance. I remember just a few hours after you were appointed as Secretary of State, you came directly to … Continue reading United States | Remarks With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting

BRUSSELS | NATO chief says Bosnia set for new move on membership path

BRUSSELS — Bosnia-Herzegovina is likely to take a major step this week in its ambition to join NATO, the military alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Monday. NATO foreign ministers are expected Wednesday to activate Bosnia’s Membership Action Plan, a reform process that prepares countries for membership. Even though the route to future membership would become … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO chief says Bosnia set for new move on membership path

U.S. Department of State News: Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at NATO HQ

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hosted a meeting with the foreign ministers of select members of the Coalition to Defeat ISIS on the sidelines of the NATO Summit on July 12. The Coalition recognized the extraordinary … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at NATO HQ

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 1:20 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has denied President Donald Trump’s claim that NATO allies have agreed to boost defense spending beyond 2 percent of gross domestic product. Macron said: There is a communique that was published yesterday. It’s very detailed.” He … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump says US commitment to NATO remains strong

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 6:30 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S. commitment to NATO “remains very strong” despite reports that he threated to pull out in a dispute over defense spending. Trump says at a news conference Thursday in Brussels that he told “people” … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump says US commitment to NATO remains strong

BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO holds emergency session amid Trump demands

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Two officials at the NATO summit in Brussels say the alliance is meeting in an emergency session amid demands from U.S. President Donald Trump for all members to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. Officials said … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO holds emergency session amid Trump demands

BRUSSELS | Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

BRUSSELS — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump declared that a joint natural gas pipeline venture … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump joins in welcome ceremony at NATO summit

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is participating in a welcome ceremony with fellow NATO leaders at what’s expected to be a fraught meeting of the military alliance. Trump was spotted chatting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Turkish President Recep … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump joins in welcome ceremony at NATO summit