Norway hosting meeting for NATO countries’ chiefs

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Chiefs of Staff of NATO countries convened in Norway. At the meeting, where Türkiye is represented by General Metin Gurak, Chief of the General Staff, for the first time since he assumed this position, plans to increase NATO's defense and deterrence and support for Ukraine will be evaluated.

Norway hosting meeting for NATO countries’ chiefs

Chiefs of Staff of NATO countries met in Norway. The meeting, which was attended by TurkishChief of General Staff General Metin Gurak for the first time since he took office, will discuss plans to increase NATO's defense and deterrence, and support for Ukraine.

Speaking at the opening of the meeting, NATO Military Committee Chairman Admiral Rob Bauer said that NATO's regional plans for defense and deterrence and national defense plans are intertwined in many areas.

Stating that they will discuss the applicability of these plans at today's meeting, Bauer stated that this includes issues such as more troops at high readiness levels, capacity building, harmonization of command and control structures, logistical support, maintenance, supply, training, and exercises.

"NATO's plans and national defense plans are so intertwined that it is vital that we consult each other as we move forward," Bauer said.

Bauer also emphasized the importance of supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russia and stated that the Ukrainian army was making progress on the field every day, while Russia was losing ground.

Referring to Sweden's NATO membership application, Bauer stated that NATO will become stronger with Sweden's membership to the alliance and the number of soldiers of NATO countries will increase to 3.5 million.

Source: Newsroom

 

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