NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and the top US official Blinken discussed the transatlantic alliance Wednesday, NATO web site reports.
The top US diplomat conveyed the new President Joe Biden’s «determination to strengthen and reinvigorate” the North Alliance said the State Department’s spokesperson Ned Price.
Since Joe Biden took office on Jan 20, two officials met for the first time. During the conversation, they agreed to begin talks to schedule the upcoming NATO summit.
«Secretary Blinken and the Secretary-General also discussed the NATO 2030 report, which provides a solid foundation for NATO’s adaption to new strategic realities,» said the SoD statement.
Prior to Blinken’s conversation with Stoltenberg, the US president had spoken with the NATO head. Joe Biden affirmed Washington’s «commitment to strengthening transatlantic security.”
Additionally, the US leader thanked the Secretary-General for his steadfast leadership of the Alliance. Despite the pandemic and health crisis, Biden conveyed his intention to consult and work with NATO allies on the full range of shared security concerns.