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Secretary Blinken’s Call with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
May 14, 2022

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today by phone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regarding the NATO Foreign Ministerial taking place in Berlin May 14-15. They deplored President Putin’s ruinous war in Ukraine, reiterated their support for the Ukrainian people and Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and discussed the importance of NATO maintaining strong deterrence and defense. They conferred about preparations for the upcoming June 28-30 NATO Summit in Madrid, including the new NATO Strategic Concept document that will guide NATO for the next decade.