UK Defense Minister proposes Stoltenberg’s successor to Theresa May
MADRID, 14 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the President of the United States, Joe Biden, have urged this Sunday to take strong initiatives for collective security at the next NATO summit to be held on June 14.
After the G7 summit in Cornwall, both leaders travel to Brussels and both have made statements ahead of this meeting. From the White House, they have shared a statement in which they explain that Biden “will underline the collective response of the allies” and “the implementation of an ambitious set of initiatives.”
For his part, Johnson declared this Sunday that “NATO is not only important for the security of the United Kingdom, it is our security.” “NATO owes the one billion people who we keep safe every day to adapt and continually evolve to face new challenges and new threats,” according to DPA.
Both have agreed to support the point of modernization of the organization. “The allies will agree to review the NATO Strategic Concept, a framework that will guide the Alliance’s approach to the evolution of the strategic environment,” the US country’s statement reads.
Likewise, the two leaders have highlighted cybersecurity as one of the most important issues, as has NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “We have to strengthen our cyber defenses, we have to exchange intelligence information, we have to be vigilant and aware of all these different tools of aggressive actions, military and non-military,” Stoltenberg told Times Radio.
“The leaders will approve a new cyber defense policy for NATO that will strengthen allied coordination to ensure the alliance’s resilience in the face of the increasingly frequent and serious threats we face from malicious cyber activities perpetrated by state actors and non-state “, they have explained from the United States.
In this sense, the secretary was referring directly to the threat carried out from Russia, to which they have also referred from the United States. “We see attempts to meddle in our democratic political processes, to undermine trust in our institutions and efforts to divide us. We have to take it very seriously,” Stoltenberg insisted.
Other main points at the meeting will be technological development to guarantee defense, the fight against climate change, greater distribution of spending and investment and increased coordination.
PROPOSAL FOR A NEW NATO SECRETARY
UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace on Sunday suggested former Prime Minister Theresa May as an “excellent” candidate to succeed Stoltenberg next year.
“Theresa May was a fantastic prime minister in really tough times,” Wallace told Italian political magazine ‘Formiche’.
“I worked with her as Minister of Security and she would be an excellent candidate,” he remarked.