NATO Secretary General and Polish President address Belarus, Russian build-up near Ukraine

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Andrzej Duda of Poland met at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (25 November 2021) to address current security challenges.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Andrzej Duda, President of Poland

The Secretary General highlighted Poland’s commitment to the Alliance, with its many contributions to NATO missions and operations. Mr Stoltenberg also underlined NATO’s strong deterrent presence in Poland, including a multinational battlegroup. “Poland stands with NATO, and NATO stands with Poland”, he said.

The two leaders discussed Russia’s continued military build-up near Ukraine and the situation on the border between Belarus and Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. On Belarus, the Secretary General said: “All NATO Allies have made clear that they strongly condemn the Lukashenko regime…and we stand in full solidarity with the Allies affected.”…