NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Monday stressed that NATO would defend every Ally, according to an NATO press release.
“NATO’s most important task is to protect and defend our nations against attack. We will defend our Allies, all Allies,” Stoltenberg said after meetings with Polish President Bronis law Komorowski and Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz in Warsaw earlier today.
International security challenges including Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine, progress in implementing the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Wales, and preparations for the 2016 NATO Summit in Poland were the main themes during the talks.
The NATO chief expressed his commitment to implementing the Wales Summit decisions in full. Stoltenberg praised Poland for its significant contribution to the Alliance’s operations and its commitment to strong defence.
“Polish troops serve with great distinction in Afghanistan, and in Kosovo. You are a key contributor to our Missile Defence system. Soon, Poland will spend 2 percent of its Gross Domestic Product on defence. And you are making the right decisions to invest in new equipment and capabilities,” he said.