NATO chief sees Biden's inauguration as a 'new chapter' for the alliance
U.S. President Joe Biden is a 'strong supporter' of NATO, and the alliance can be further strengthened with him in office, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said.
Key PointsU.S. President Joe Biden is a "strong supporter" of NATO, and the alliance can be further strengthened with him in office, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said this week.Citing global challenges such as the constant threat of terrorist attacks, Stoltenberg said "none of us can tackle this alone, we have to stand together."
He also weighed in on the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to the media prior to talks at the Chancellery on August 27, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.Omer Messinger | Getty Images News | Getty Images
U.S. PresidentJoe Bidenis a "strong supporter" of NATO, and the alliance can be further strengthened with him in office, NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said this week."President Biden and the inauguration of him as the new president represents a new chapter for our alliance because Joe Biden is such a strong supporter of NATO. He knows NATO very well," the NATO chief told CNBC's Hadley Gamble on Thursday. headtopics.com
This will be an opportunity to further strengthen NATO, he added, noting that Biden wants to rebuild alliances.Stoltenberg said he looks forward to working with the new administration to address issues around the world."We are faced with so many challenges at the same time: the rise of China, the … shift in the global balance of power, a more assertive Russia using force against neighbors in Ukraine and elsewhere, and then, of course, the constant threat of terrorist attacks," he said.
"None of us can tackle this alone, we have to stand together," he said. "I don't believe in America alone, I don't believe in Europe alone, I believe in Europe and North America together in NATO."U.S. troops and NATO presence in Afghanistan, Iraq
Separately, Stoltenberg weighed in on the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq."We should be careful [about] not leaving too early," he said. "At the same time, no one wants to stay in Afghanistan or Iraq longer than necessary."Read more: CNBC »
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USA isn’t part of Europe! Go home yankee imperialists!!! Disgusting Send us more money... Nie. Trump wasn't wrong when he wanted them to pay what they signed up to pay. Meaning NATO goes back to being 100% freeloaders again. Parasites. Yep... Other countries get to go back to paying nothing. 95% only bad news(
I bet they do, nobody loves bombing Arab states more than the Democrats