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Stoltenberg Meets w/Scholz As Germany Deploys Jets To Ukraine Border


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Germany for a two day visit during which he will hold talks with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, and Defence Minister Boris Pistorius. Stoltenberg and Scholz will hold a joint presser at 1330CET (0730ET, 1230GMT).

  • The presser and Stoltenberg's comments at the first NATO Annual Cyber Defence Conference (1600CET) can be viewed here.
  • Stoltenberg's visit comes as Germany announces it is deploying four Eurofighter jets in Romania to support NATO's air policing efforts amid an uptick in Russian missile and drone strikes on Ukraine's Danube ports close to the Romanian border.
  • Speculation continues as to who will take over from Stoltenberg once his extended term expires in 2024. Outgoing Dutch PM Mark Rutte has emerged as an early favourite. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is seen as another potential candidate amid the reshuffling of top EU jobs that is likely to take place following the June 2024 European Parliament elections.

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