Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They discussed the international security environment and NATO’s ongoing efforts to safeguard Transatlantic defense. President Biden reaffirmed his strong support for NATO and the importance of bolstering deterrence and defense against strategic competitors and transnational threats. President Biden also conveyed our full support for the NATO agenda agreed by leaders in June, including ensuring the Alliance is fully equipped and resourced to address the modern threat environment, and developing a new Strategic Concept. Additionally, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met separately with Secretary General Stoltenberg.