Spain: PM Sanchez meets NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg ahead of Alliance’s 40th anniversary

Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, met with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the Alliance's 40th-anniversary celebrations on Monday.

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Spain: Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, met with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the Alliance’s 40th-anniversary celebrations on Monday.

The meeting took place at the country estate of Quintos de Mora in Los Yebenes, to the south of the Spanish capital, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s office on Sunday, with Sanchez and Stoltenberg holding working meetings ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit, which will be held in Madrid on June 29-30, according to reports.

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Sanchez took it to Twitter, highlighting that “Working weekend with Jens Stoltenberg, before the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Spain’s accession to NATO. Prepared to host the next NATO Summit, at a historic moment for the Alliance in defence of peace and security.”

Along with this, the Monday’s ceremony will be attended by Sanchez, Stoltenberg and King Felipe VI of Spain.

Spain joined the integrated military structure in 1999 and remained a trustworthy and reliable member, committed to the Atlantic Alliance and to the values it represents.

Furthermore, in Spain, the Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejón (CAOC-TJ) controls NATO airspace in the southern half of Europe.