Stoltenberg, at a press conference before the NATO summit, Russia and China’s actions, terrorism, cyber attacks, destructive technologies and climate change, which pose a threat to the global order.
Stating that NATO countries are fighting together against these threats, Stoltenberg said that he hoped the allies would decide to strengthen their technological cooperation at the summit.
Stating that at the summit, member states also expect NATO to decide to strengthen its capacity to train armies or partners, Stoltenberg said, “For the first time, we will consider the impact of climate change on security.” said.
COMMON EXPENDITURES AND INCREASING INVESTMENT
Pointing out that these studies will require increasing defense investments, Stoltenberg said, “The data published today shows that we have been on the right track for the last 7 years when we increased our defense expenditures. 260 billion dollars have been added to the defense budgets since 2014.” he said.
“We must invest even more and more efficiently,” said Secretary-General Stoltenberg. used the phrase.
DEFENSE POLICIES IN SPACE AND CYBER FIELD
“I predict that the Allies will agree on a new cyber defense policy.” Stoltenberg underlined that safe space is important for intelligence gathering and detecting missiles.
“At the summit we will send the message that effective NATO defense in space is as important as it is on land, in the air and at sea,” Stoltenberg said. said.
CHINA AND RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND GEORGIA
NATO Secretary General stated that they will follow a two-pronged strategy consisting of defense and dialogue against the rise of China and Russia’s aggressive policies, and pointed out that Ukraine and Georgia will continue to be supported as valuable partners.
THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S APPROACH TO NATO
On a question, Stoltenberg said that US President Joe Biden is a strong supporter of NATO and “At the NATO summit, we will demonstrate our commitment to our partnership through concrete and solid decisions.” used the phrase.
DIALOGUE WITH RUSSIA
Asking a question about Russia-NATO relations, “We are ready to continue a meaningful dialogue with Russia.” Stoltenberg replied that for this reason, they invited the Moscow administration for a new session within the framework of the NATO-Russia Council, but they did not receive a positive response yet.
“I really hope the new meeting takes place in the not-too-distant time,” Stoltenberg said. he said.
THE AIRPORT IN AFGHANISTAN IN THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND THE ROLE OF TURKEY
Recalling that NATO has ended its military presence in Afghanistan but will continue to support the country’s security, Stoltenberg stated that it is important to ensure the functionality of an airport in Kabul at international standards.
Stoltenberg, “Turkey is an important ally in the operation of the airport. There is currently a dialogue between allies, including Turkey, on how to continue to support the airport.” said.