NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed preparations for the next meeting of NATO leaders with Prime Minister Theresa May in a visit to 10 Downing Street.
The meeting in London in December will be an opportunity for Allied Heads of State and Government to address security challenges the Alliance faces.
The Secretary General and the Prime Minister also had talks about the current security situation, including Russia’s continued breach of the INF treaty, and burden-sharing within the Alliance according to a news release.
“The United Kingdom makes essential contributions to our shared security,” said Mr. Stoltenberg.
He thanked the UK for its major contributions to NATO missions and deployments, including in the Baltic region, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Stoltenberg also praised the UK for leading by example by spending 2 % of GDP on defence and investing in new military capabilities.
The Alliance added that the Secretary General and the Prime Minister further discussed prospects for peace in Afghanistan, and highlighted the importance of training local forces in partner countries in the fight against terrorism.
During his visit to London, Mr. Stoltenberg also met with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.