Secretary General thanks Denmark for its strong commitment to NATO
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ended a two day visit to Denmark on Friday (17 March 2017) with talks with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked the Prime Minister for his country’s continued commitment to the Alliance and the two discussed NATO’s adaptation to the new security environment. The Secretary General and Prime Minister also discussed fair burden sharing in NATO and preparations for the upcoming meeting of Allied leaders in Brussels this May.
Denmark is actively engaged in NATO missions and operations and it supports efforts to project stability in Iraq, Georgia and Ukraine. Denmark also intends to join a UK-led battlegroup in Estonia next year. Other Allies from Europe and North America are deploying battlegroups to Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence.
During his visit to Copenhagen Mr. Stoltenberg had a private audience with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. The Secretary General also had talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Anders Samuelsen, and the Minister of Defence, Mr. Claus Hjort Frederiksen. Mr. Stoltenberg had a meeting with members of the Foreign Policy and Defence Committees.
On the final day of his visit the Secretary General took part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Monument to Denmark’s International Effort Since 1948.