The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2019
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Visit of His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
President Donald J. Trump will welcome Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg to the White House on November 14, 2019. The two leaders will discuss the NATO Allies’ progress on increasing defense spending and ensuring more equitable burden-sharing. The President will also stress the importance of strengthening the NATO Alliance’s defense and deterrence against external threats, maintaining the focus on counterterrorism, raising Allies’ awareness on protecting 5G networks and critical infrastructure, and building resilience against cyber-attacks.