Secretary General thanks Norway for key contributions to NATO security

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On Friday (24 March 2023) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre to NATO Headquarters. They discussed NATO’s role in the protection of undersea critical infrastructure, which is vital for the security of Allies. Last week, the two men visited the Troll A natural gas platform, off the coast of Norway, together with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Mr Stoltenberg stressed that NATO is stepping up work on securing critical infrastructure, with increased military presence, greater situational awareness, and enhanced cooperation with international partners and the private sector.

Defence expenditure of NATO countries (2014-2022)

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NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies and publishes it on a regular basis. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance.

Allied perceptions on security, defence and NATO

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In 2022 NATO continued to monitor Allied citizens' perceptions on defence and security, charting support for key metrics including collective defence, the transatlantic bond and NATO membership. Each wave of Alliance-wide survey data is published in the Secretary General's Annual Report. This extended report includes trend data on familiarity with NATO, support for defence spending, and support for Ukraine.

NATO Deputy Secretary General: transatlantic and Middle East security are interlinked

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NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană delivered a virtual lecture to the Omani National Defense College on Monday (20 March 2023), stressing that in a more interconnected world, security is more interlinked. He underlined the importance of working together as NATO Allies, but also with partners and other like-minded countries, in a more dangerous and competitive age. To that end, he welcomed NATO’s regular contacts with the Sultanate of Oman.
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