UK PM call with Secretary General of NATO 22 March 2021

first_imgUK PM call with Secretary General of NATO 22 March 2021 The Prime Minister spoke to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this afternoon.He updated the Secretary General on the outcome of the Integrated Review. This includes the £24bn increase in the UK’s defence budget and our commitment to the wholescale modernisation of the Armed Forces.The Prime Minister emphasised the UK’s strong commitment to NATO as the guarantor of Euro-Atlantic Security and highlighted that the increased investment in defence brings the UK’s total spending to 2.2% of GDP – significantly above the NATO target.The Secretary General outlined his work on the ‘NATO 2030’ vision, a piece of work that was launched at the NATO meeting hosted by the UK in 2019. The leaders discussed the important role NATO must play in tackling climate change and countering the security threats caused by it.The Prime Minister and Secretary General discussed the importance of NATO going forward, particularly in Afghanistan where both leaders stressed the importance of supporting long-term and inclusive peace. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Afghanistan, climate, climate change, GDP, Government, Investment, military, Minister, NATO, PM, Prime Minister, Secretary, security, spending, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more