Stoltenberg to discuss with Poroshenko, Margelashvili reforms in defense sphere, NATO's support for Ukraine, Georgia
Reforms in the defense sphere and support for Kyiv and Tbilisi by NATO will be the subject of the meeting of the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg with the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia on July 11-12 within the framework of the Alliance summit.
"On Thursday, we will meet with the Presidents of Georgia and Ukraine, two of our closest partners. Together we will address regional challenges. We will also discuss their defense reforms and NATO’s continuing support," he told a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.
The Secretary General noted that during the summit, among other things, Russia's foreign policy would also be discussed.
"We will meet with our colleagues from Finland and Sweden, as well as with the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission. Together we will discuss the main security challenges confronting the transatlantic area. Including challenges from the Middle East and North Africa, a more assertive Russia, and the situation on the Korean Peninsula," he said.
According to the program of the summit, the meeting "Welcome Back and Conversation with Official" with the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Georgian President Giorgi Margelashvili is scheduled for July 12.
The annual NATO summit is held in Brussels on July 11-12.