According to Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the Atlantic Alliance, on Monday, the European agreement on Greece is “important” for the security of that country and of its NATO allies. “I welcome this agreement because it is important for the Greek economy, but also for the whole of Europe and NATO,” he said at a press conference in Ljubljana.
Stability and economic prosperity are important for several reasons, beginning with the security of our countries,” highlighted Mr. Stoltenberg following a meeting with Slovenia Prime Minister Miro Cerar.
Mr. Stoltenberg said he was convinced that in spite of the draconian austerity measures agreed with European lenders in exchange for a 3rd bailout package on Monday morning, Greece “would continue to invest in security.”
“Greece is a very committed ally who has been spending over 2% of its GDP on defense for several years, and I am absolutely convinced that it will remain a very committed ally” within NATO, he asserted.
Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)