Macron in Stoltenberg: Turkey to clarify its position on European defense strategy within NATO


THE chairman of France Emanuel Macronwho, in view of the Madrid summit, met today in Paris with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenbergdiscussed with him the issue of the European defense strategy in the framework of the Atlantic Alliance, noting, as stated in a relevant statement of the Presidency of the French Republic, that Turkey should clarify its position on the issue.

President Macron reiterated his country’s support for Finland and Sweden’s demands for membership in the Atlantic Alliance, stressing that these are countries with significant defense capabilities that will help strengthen the stability and security of the Euro-Atlantic area. He also reiterated France ‘s readiness to guarantee the security of the two countries until their accession to the Alliance. During the meeting, the Ukrainian issue was also discussed, where the need was noted for the continuation of close cooperation between the NATO allies.


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