Stoltenberg: "EU's defense efforts should not compete with NATO"

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

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# 19 May 2022 18:37 (UTC +04:00)

If the European Union (EU) increases its defense efforts, it will strengthen NATO," said the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the press conference with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, APA reports.

"It is good that the EU cooperates more in the field of defense. The EU has very openly stated its defense co-operation with NATO. The EU's defense efforts should not compete with NATO but should complete it. If the EU's defense efforts are carried out properly, it will help NATO," said Stoltenberg.

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