Jens Stoltenberg

NATO chief says Turkey crucial in fight against ISIL

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Jan. 21 Turkey is crucial in the fight against ISIL.

"No ally has suffered more terrorist attacks than Turkey. They are important in the fight against Daesh. They are the only ally which is bordering Syria and Iraq," he said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIL.

Stoltenberg's remarks came during a speech at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Leaders Hail Restoration of Belgrade-Pristina Air Link

Serbian, Kosovo and NATO leaders on Monday welcomed the signing of an agreement to reopen the air link between Pristina and Belgrade that was broken 21 years ago.

US diplomats oversaw the signing of the agreement in Berlin, which will mean flights being operated by Lufthansa's budget carrier, Eurowings.

ForMin Aurescu: Romania supports increased NATO role in Middle East and in combating terrorism

Romania supports an increased role of NATO in the Middle East region and in combating terrorism, stated, on Friday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu in Brussels, before the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, called by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The agenda of the meeting features the situation in Iran and Iraq.

Ekaterina Zaharieva to Participate in the Foreign Affairs Council on the situation in Iraq and Libya

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will participate today in Brussels at the Foreign Affairs Council, called extraordinary because of the escalation of tensions in Iraq and Libya. This was reported by the MFA.

Trump Wants NATO to Expand into the Middle East and to be Renamed NATOME

US President Donald Trump believes NATO needs to expand to include countries in the Middle East, and suggests a new name for the 70-year-old Alliance: NATOME, short for NATO-Middle East.

"What a beautiful name -- NATOME," Trump said Thursday, pronouncing it "Nay-TOE-me."

PM Orban: If NATO considers that a more intense involvement against terrorism is important, we will participate

If the North Atlantic Treaty Organization considers that a more intense involvement against terrorism is important, Romania will participate, said Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, on Thursday, at the NATO headquarters.

PM Orban's last day of working visit to Brussels; to meet EC President and NATO Secretary General

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday, the last day of his working visit to Brussels, has scheduled meetings with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In the first half of the day, Orban will have talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, followed by joint press statements.

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