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NATO Secretary General visits NATO partners in the South Caucasus

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The NATO Secretary General visited the South Caucasus to affirm our support to long-standing partners Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has just concluded a three-day visit to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. During his tour, he met with leaders and ministers from each country and also visited the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia.
The Secretary General affirmed NATO’s commitment to strengthening Allied relationships with partner countries and emphasised the importance of the stability in the region for Euro-Atlantic security.
The Secretary General also encouraged Armenia and Azerbaijan to take courageous steps to achieve enduring peace after years of conflict.
In Azerbaijan, Mr Stoltenberg highlighted successful cooperation on counter-terrorism and cyber security through NATO’s Science for Peace and Security programme.
The Secretary General also praised the steps Georgia has taken to strengthen its democracy.
In Armenia he commended their role as a key partner in NATO’s KFOR peacekeeping mission, helping to ensure a safe and secure environment for all communities in Kosovo.
The NATO Secretary General also welcomed the solidarity each of the countries has shown with Ukraine and asked them to do more to step up their support.

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— SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH —
Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General

“Peace and stability is not only important here but for security more broadly.” (Presser in Azerbaijan)

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THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL
WRAPPED UP A THREE-DAY VISIT

TO AZERBAIJAN
GEORGIA
AND ARMENIA

— SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH —
Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General

“Armenia and Azerbaijan now have an opportunity to achieve enduring peace after years of conflict. I can just encourage you to seize this opportunity to reach a lasting peace agreement with Armenia." (Presser in Azerbaijan)

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THE SECRETARY GENERAL STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTHENING TIES WITH OUR PARTNERS

— SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH —
Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General

“NATO’s partnership with Georgia is already strong and today we discussed how to develop it even further.” (Presser in Georgia)

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IN ARMENIA HE AFFIRMED THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY

— SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH —
Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General

“NATO supports Armenian sovereignty and territorial integrity, and your peaceful aspirations.” (Presser in Armenia)

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THE SECRETARY GENERAL ALSO WELCOMED THE SOLIDARITY EACH OF THE COUNTRIES HAS SHOWN WITH UKRAINE
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