On Wednesday, 23 February 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to the Netherlands.
Together, they will also open a seminar on NATO’s future Strategic Concept, titled ‘Stronger Together – NATO’s Partnerships’. The event is hosted by the Netherlands and Germany and co-sponsored by Canada, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, together with Finland and Sweden. This is the third of four Allied-hosted seminars that inform the preparation of NATO’s next Strategic Concept.
The Secretary General and Prime Minister Rutte will deliver speeches and answer questions from an audience of foreign policy practitioners and students.
The seminar will continue with a session of in-depth expert discussions with former NATO Secretary General Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the Director of the Transatlantic Defense and Security Center for European Policy Analysis Ms. Lauren Speranza, the Director and Senior Fellow of the Macdonald Laurier Institute Mr. Jonathan Berkshire Miller, and the Chair of the Strategic Initiatives Department at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Ms. Valbona Zeneli.
16:00 – 16:25 (CET) Joint press conference with the NATO Secretary General and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands
16:40 Seminar on NATO’s future Strategic Concept
16:45 – 17:00 Speech by Prime Minister Rutte
17:00 – 17:10 Speech by the NATO Secretary General
17:10 – 17:30 Questions and answers
- The press conference of the Secretary General and the Prime Minister will be streamed live on the NATO website.
- Media access to the Seminar on the future Strategic Concept is handled by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here you can register for online participation.
- The seminar session with the Prime Minister and the Secretary General will be shown live on the NATO website. The full event, including the expert discussion, will be streamed live on www.natostrongertogether.nl.
- A transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as pictures, will be available on the NATO website after the event.