Belgium: 'There are differences, but NATO stands united' — Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised the unity of the organisation's members despite what he described as «differences» over certain issues, at a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. «Many ministers highlighted the importance of NATO unity. We have to stay united, especially when we see that Russia tries to divide us. And therefore, unity within the alliance is our most important... Еще message as we prepare for the upcoming summit next month,» he said. He went on to say, «at the same time, we all recognise that there are differences, disagreements between NATO allies on issues like trade, the Iran deal or climate change.» However, he added, «we have seen before that despite these kind of differences NATO has always been able to unite around our core task, that is, to protect each other. As that is also what we see now. There are differences, but NATO stands united.» Speaking about Russia, Stoltenberg said: «NATO is not aiming to isolate Russia. Actually we strive for a better relationship with Russia and the whole alliance stands behind what we call a dual track approach to Russia which is about deterrence defence but also about a dialogue with Russia as our neighbour, which Russia is set to stay, and we need to try to improve our relationship with Russia.»

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