NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday addressed the 68th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA), stressing the need to “step up” the cooperation with Moldova, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
In his speech, NATO chief said: It is also time to step up our cooperation with our partners, near and far, with those most affected by Russian aggression and coercion like the Republic of Moldova, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
“And with all like-minded countries around the world. From Latin America to the Middle East, and North Africa to the Indo-Pacific region,” he continued, noting that “we share security interests and face the same challenges. We can and should tackle them together.”
Alluding to Russia’s war in Ukraine, Stoltenberg noted that President Putin made two big strategic mistakes when he invaded Ukraine in February this year.
“He [Putin] underestimated the Ukrainians’ bravery and will to fight. And he underestimated the unity and relentless resolve by NATO Allies and Partners to support Ukraine. He thought he could defeat Ukraine in a matter of days. Nine months later, Russia continues to face setback after setback. And the Ukrainians continue to liberate their territory from occupation. Most recently, Kherson,” NATO Secretary General asserted.
— Oana Lungescu (@NATOpress) November 21, 2022