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NATO Foreign Ministers discuss threats and challenges in the Middle East and North Africa

BRUSSELS 5th April, 2023 (WAM) -- NATO Foreign Ministers discussed over the last two days threats and challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, including instability, terrorism and the crisis in Ukraine.

‘’We will continue to work closely with our partners, including Mauritania and Tunisia, to help them build up their defence institutions and stabilise their countries,'' NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a press conference following the meetings of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs today.

"To keep our people safe in a more dangerous world, it is essential that we invest more in our defence. So today, Ministers also addressed progress on defence spending."

At the Vilnius Summit next July, he said “I expect Allies to agree an ambitious new defence investment pledge, with 2 percent of GDP as a floor not ceiling.”

Tariq Al Fahaam/ Khoder Nashar