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NATO DMs to prepare for Washington summit

KUWAIT, June 12 (KUNA) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the priorities for the meeting of NATO Defense Ministers in Brussels on 13 and 14 June 2024.
Stoltenberg said in a press conference Wednesday that Ministers are expected to approve a plan for NATO to lead the coordination of security assistance and training. A key element for our package for Ukraine at the Washington Summit, along with a long-term financial commitment, he added.
Furthermore, Stoltenberg highlighted the challenging security environment, and warned from the delays in the provision of military aid to Ukraine.
"As we have seen in recent months, delays in the provision of military aid to Ukraine have had consequences on the battlefield," he warned.
Meanwhile, in a separate press conference, US ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith said she is "absolutely confident "that NATO leaders will be able to agree on Jens Stoltenberg's successor at the Washington summit. (end) ahs