Jan Asselborn at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jan Asselborn will attend the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting, which will take place from 23-24 March 2021 in Brussels.

The foreign ministers’ meeting, chaired by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, will be the first face-to-face meeting since the start of the pandemic, and the first NATO ministerial meeting since the start of the pandemic. The post of administration President Joe Biden in the United States.

The first working session will be devoted to reviewing the situation in Afghanistan and efforts to achieve lasting peace in that country. The ministers will also address security challenges in the Middle East, North Africa and Sahel region.

After that, the ministers will have the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion on the NATO 2030 initiative, which aims to enhance NATO’s political cohesion. In this context, they will also discuss cooperation between the European Union and NATO and examine the links between climate change and security.

Finally, the final working session of the NATO foreign ministers will allow for an in-depth exchange of views on the approach to Russia, with their colleagues from Finland and Sweden also attending. From Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Issued by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

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