One of the topics of the talks was relations with Moscow.
“We also discussed Russia. And we agree on a dual approach: we need deterrence and defense, but also dialogue with Russia,” Stoltenberg said. In addition, he welcomed the extension of START III.
“NATO allies have been and remain at the forefront of global arms control and nuclear arms control,” the North Atlantic Alliance secretary general added.
He did not respond to a question about whether a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council would be held ahead of the bloc’s upcoming summit in Brussels.