NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the United Kingdom’s Defence Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, in London on Wednesday (22 May 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg congratulated the Defence Secretary on her appointment and said he looked forward to working with her to address the security challenges the Alliance faces.
They discussed the current security environment, NATO’s adaption to new threats and preparations for the Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government to be held in London this December. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked the United Kingdom for its leadership in NATO and its strong commitment to the Alliance, on land, in the air, at sea, and in cyberspace.
Along with The North Atlantic Council, Mr. Stoltenberg will attend the Cyber Defence Pledge Conference at the National Cyber Security Centre in London on Thursday. The Secretary General will make a keynote speech on NATO’s adaptation to counter cyber threats. The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will also address the conference.