Stoltenberg Holds Press Conference Ahead of NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is holding a press conference in Brussels. It takes place ahead of a meeting of the military alliance’s foreign ministers in Washington DC, which marks the 70th anniversary of the alliance’s founding.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an intergovernmental military bloc, was created back in 1949 by 12 countries. Throughout its 70-year history the organisation grew into a 29-member alliance. The member states recently committed to reach or maintain defence spending of at least two per cent of their GDP by 2024.