Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg 

February 05, 2015

We will strengthen NATO Response Force, Jens Stoltenberg says


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today that “this is a very critical time for security in Europe, and across the world”.

“We have many important decisions to take. Decisions related to how we can strengthen our collective defense. And build the stability with our partners” stated NATO Secretary General before the start of the meetings of NATO Defense Ministers in Brussels.

He noted that NATO had already increased military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. “Today, we will take further steps to make our forces more ready and more responsive. We will strengthen our existing NATO Response Force. And we will decide on establishing command and control units in six of our eastern Allied countries. These units will make it easier to deploy NATO forces rapidly. They will support collective defense planning. And help coordinate multinational exercises” stressed Jens Stoltenberg.