Stoltenberg discusses assistance to Ukraine with US congressmen

Wednesday, 31 January 2024

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has met with US House Speaker Mike Johnson and other members of Congress in Washington to discuss support for Ukraine.

As reported by the NATO press service, Stoltenberg thanked the US for supporting Ukraine and emphasised that this support remains crucial for Ukraine and Europe’s stability.

 

He pointed out that a strong Alliance meets the US strategic interests and that the US has more friends and allies than any other state thanks to NATO.

"He further pointed to the importance of keeping NATO strong through increased defence investment, welcoming increases across all Allies in recent years. Mr Stoltenberg commended the US for its support to Ukraine and highlighted that this support remains decisive for Ukraine’s survival and Europe's stability," the Alliance notes.

It is reported that Stoltenberg met with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, and participated in a discussion focused on Ukraine with a number Republican representatives.

He concluded by meeting with the Co-Chairs of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the leadership of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.

On Wednesday, the Secretary General will deliver a speech at the Heritage Foundation and travel to Troy, Alabama, to visit the Missiles and Fire Control Facility of Lockheed Martin.

Earlier, it was reported that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg would meet with United States congressmen to discuss assistance to Ukraine.

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