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Stoltenberg says it is important that NATO delivers

The NATO Summit today and tomorrow is “of particular importance because we are faced with unprecedented security challenges and threats, and at the same time we see differences, disagreements between Allies,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told journalists ahead of the start of the meeting leter Wednesday.

“So it’s very important that this Summit shows that NATO delivers, that we are able to do more together, all 29 Allies, North-America and Europe. And I’m confident that despite discussions, disagreements, we will decide and we will deliver, he said.

“We will deliver on stepping up the efforts to fight terrorism with a new training mission in Iraq and more support for the Afghan security forces,” stressed the NATO chief.

After decades where Allies were cutting defence budgets by hundreds of billions of dollars and euros we are seeing now that they are adding billions of euros to their defence budgets, he said.

“We estimate that European Allies and Canada will add USD 266 billion to the defence budgets from now until 2024,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency