The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the UN Secretary General António Guterres exchanged views on the security situation in Afghanistan during a meeting which was organized on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization in a statement said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined world leaders in New York on Tuesday (25 September 2018) to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The statement further added that the two leaders welcomed the ongoing cooperation between NATO and the UN. They also exchanged views on the Western Balkans and the security situation in Afghanistan.
No further details have been given in this regard.
In the meantime, the NATO Secretary General is expected to deliver a speech during the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
“On Wednesday, the Secretary General will deliver a speech on NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Following 9/11, NATO invoked its collective defence clause – Article 5 of the Washington Treaty – for the first time, in support of the United States. This led to the Alliance’s operation in Afghanistan, its biggest ever. In 2015, NATO received a piece of twisted steel from the Twin Towers, which is displayed at the Alliance’s new headquarters in Brussels as the 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial,” NATO added in its statement.