Brussels, 12 October 2022 (TDI): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Defence Ministers are meeting at the headquarters to discuss important security affairs. The meeting is scheduled from 12 October 2022 to 13 October 2022 in Brussels.

About the Meeting

The meeting will focus on the decisions adopted at the Madrid NATO Summit. It also focuses on further lines of action from the perspective of the upcoming high-level reunion.

The meeting agenda consists of three working sessions. It will begin with an informal dinner of the Allied defense ministers, accompanied by the Swedish, Finnish, and Ukrainian defense ministers.

In a statement, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the meeting comes at a “pivotal moment for our security” with the last few weeks bringing “the most serious escalation of the war since the invasion in February.”

He further added that NATO allies send the message that they are ready to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.”

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The three sessions of the meeting will take place on 13 October 2022. The defense ministers will discuss NATO’s nuclear deterrence posture and specific aspects of the nuclear domain in the current security context.

Moreover, the collective efforts made for the long-term adaptation of the deterrence and defense posture, from the perspective of the aggression war led by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as the status of the NATO missions and operations from Kosovo and Iraq will also be under consideration.

About NATO

Established in 1949 NATO is a security alliance of 30 countries from North America and Europe. The primary goal of the organization is to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security by political and military means.

The organization pursues dialogue and practical cooperation with many partner countries. It engages actively with other international actors and organizations on a wide range of political and security-related issues.

NATO remains the principal security instrument of the transatlantic community. It is also an expression of its common democratic values across the world.