June 30, 2022 11:17 GMT
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Following brief speech, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg takes press questions:
- Livestream: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/events_67375.htm
- When asked about Russian threats towards Sweden and Finland: "We are prepared for any eventuality...what we have seen in Ukraine shows Russia is fully focused on that war."
- What sort of challenges in terms of NATO unity?: "NATO has never been and will never become a monolithic organisation...Shows the bloc's strength as an alliance of democratic nations."
- Asked on % increase to NATO common funding agreed to at summit: "Agreement on common funding represents considerable, significant increase in common funded budget with an agreed trajectory towards 2030". Says details will come in individual annual budget.