NATO Summit demonstrates strength of transatlantic solidarity

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‘The fact that NATO heads of state and government are convening for the second time in less than a month to discuss our joint response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, shows clearly allied unity in NATO. Russia has underestimated the strength and unity of the transatlantic Alliance,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Prime Minister Støre will be participating in the extraordinary NATO Summit to be held in Brussels on 24 March. The heads of state and government of the 30 NATO Allies are meeting to discuss the consequences of Russia’s invasion and Allied support to Ukraine. 

The Summit will also encompass discussions about NATO’s future deterrence and defence posture and presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.

‘NATO is strengthening its presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. The measures we are taking are purely defensive. The Alliance’s principal task is to safeguard the security of the 30 member states. We also have a responsibility to work to ensure that the conflict does not escalate,’ said Mr Støre.   

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt and Minister of Defence Odd Roger Enoksen will accompany the Prime Minister to the Summit.

The joint statement issued by the NATO heads of state and government in connection with the Summit can be found here.