President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to prepare for the July 11-12, 2023 NATO Summit in Vilnius. The leaders discussed the implications of Russia’s war on Ukraine for transatlantic security and the importance of continuing to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense. They welcomed the support that Allies and partners are providing bilaterally to help Ukraine defend itself from Russian aggression. They also discussed the need for Allies to build on the 2014 Wales Summit defense investment pledge. In addition, they underscored their shared desire to welcome Sweden to the Alliance as soon as possible. President Biden conveyed that he is looking forward to hosting NATO Allies in Washington, D.C. July 9-11, 2024 for NATO’s 75th anniversary summit.


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