NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a press conference ahead of the two-day meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member states.
The meeting will discuss current security challenges, the war in Ukraine and the conflict in the Middle East, as well as the situation in the Western Balkans.
“We will also discuss the situation in the Western Balkans, where we see secessionist rhetoric that brings discord in Bosnia and Herzegovina and malignant attempts to sow discord, including from Russia,” Stoltenberg said.
The Chief Secretary also mentioned the serious violence in the north of Kosovo. He added that the ministers will talk with the EU’s high representative for foreign and security policy, Josep Borrell, about how to strengthen stability in the region.
“NATO has already sent an additional thousand soldiers to Kosovo and we are considering a more permanent increase in our peacekeeping contingent,” Stoltenberg said.
He added that Serbia and Kosovo must re-engage in dialogue under the auspices of the EU.
“Stability depends on whether all parties choose dialogue and diplomacy over conflict and chaos,” the NATO Secretary General added, Klix.ba reports.