Austin (VG) Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, will meet with President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday.
The White House confirmed the visit, according to CNN.
This is not the first time that Stoltenberg has visited the President of the United States at the White House. he met Obama as Prime Minister for Norway, He later served as the Secretary General of NATOAnd in April 2019 he met Then President Donald Trump.
On Monday afternoon, he will now meet with President Joe Biden.
The purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the NATO Summit on June 14 in Brussels and changes to Stoltenberg’s NATO strategy over the next decade.
In recent days, the NATO chief has met with several heads of state ahead of the June 14 summit, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
– New part
– With Joe Biden as the new president of the United States, a new chapter begins in cooperation between the United States and Europe, Stoltenberg said at a press conference in February of this year.
Despite the praise from Trump, Stoltenberg further said:
The relationship between Europe and the United States has been demanding for the past four years, but we have managed to keep NATO together.
Biden will travel to Brussels to attend the NATO summit. On his European trip, Biden will have several meetings linked with great excitement.
On June 16, Biden will meet, among other things, with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. This will be the third meeting between a US and Russian president in office in eleven years.
Watch the intimate relationship between Stoltenberg and the President of the United States in excerpts from their first phone call after Biden’s inauguration:
Erna Solberg before the NATO Summit: She will “remove” the 2030 Stoltenberg Plan
The meeting between Stoltenberg and Biden at the White House takes place against the background of significant changes in the transatlantic security alliance.
On September 11, the United States will fully exit Afghanistan, the alliance’s largest military operation. This comes 20 years after the 2001 al-Qaeda terrorist attack.
At the same time, NATO is working on its strategy until 2030, with the Norwegian Secretary General acknowledging that the alliance must get better at dealing with internal disagreements.
Stoltenberg also said that NATO should do so More attention to China.
In a pre-summit speech before the summit, Stoltenberg stated that NATO does not see China as an enemy.
However, he emphasized the new and tougher line of alliance against China, which Experts fear it could damage Norway’s relations with the country, which is expected to become the world’s largest economy With time.
“Beijing does not share our values,” Stoltenberg said.
Moreover, Stoltenberg suggested that NATO countries should remain More concerned with climate challenges.
In April, when Biden held an American-led climate meeting with world leaders, Stoltenberg warned that Effects of global warming on safety.
It also became clear this week that Stoltenberg, as the first Secretary-General of NATO, has been invited to the United Nations climate summit, which will be held. I november.