National defense minister of Turkiye meets with NATO chief in Brussels
Seda Sevencan: Türkiye’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Wednesday met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as part of NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels.
During the meeting at NATO’s headquarters, the two discussed regional defense and security issues. Akar said that Türkiye, which has fulfilled its responsibilities in NATO, will continue to do so in the future.
Also, Stoltenberg stressed that Ankara is an important ally in NATO, and thanked Türkiye for its role in the grain corridor agreement, the solution to the global food crisis and the exchange of prisoners.
Akar also attended the meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group.
Voicing support for Ukraine and efforts for a cease-fire, the minister underlined the importance of diplomacy.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also thanked Akar for Türkey’s contributions.
Akar also met with his Swedish and Ukrainian counterparts.