“Welcome to this final session of the NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting and a special welcome to our partners Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Republic of Moldova.It is great to have you all here. Our meeting shows the strong and growing cooperation between NATO and your respective countries at this challenging time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated before the North Atlantic Council Foreign Ministers session in Bucharest, which is also attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Moldova and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
“NATO and NATO Allies have provided support to all three partners for many years, including with capacity building, reforms and training to strengthen their defence and security institutions. Today these partners are affected by Russian pressure, and NATO allies are committed to increasing their support to them. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss some of our shared security concerns, most notably in the strategically important region of the Black Sea and the Western Balkans,” Stoltenberg stated.