According to Ihlas News Agency, NATO leaders attended the second session of the North Atlantic Council Meeting within the framework of the summit.
Türkiye is represented by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the North Atlantic Council Meeting at the level of heads of state and government.
Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis is among the leaders attending the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. A meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mitsotakis will be held today as part of the summit.
In addition to the leaders of 31 member states, Sweden is also attending the meeting as a country invited to NATO membership. NATO's Indo-Pacific partners Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the European Union (EU) are also represented.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg opened the meeting, which is expected to last two and a half hours, and welcomed the leaders of NATO partners Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the European Union.
Stoltenberg stated that NATO is a regional alliance between Europe and North America. Stoltenberg stated that the security of countries is also interdependent. Drawing attention to the global consequences of the war in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg emphasized that terrorists have no borders and authoritarian regimes are getting closer and gave the message "We must be united".
NATO leaders will have lunch after the session. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a bilateral meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis at 12:00 p.m. President Erdogan and Secretary General Stoltenberg will hold separate press conferences after the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting.
Source: Ihlas News Agency, Anadolu Agency