NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia from November 19 to 22, 2023.
NATO announced that the Secretary-General will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday, 19 November, where he will have a working dinner with the members of the Presidency.
On Monday, 20 November, Secretary-General Stoltenberg will meet the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Christian Schmidt. He will also meet the Chairlady of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Borjana Krišto. Stoltenberg will visit NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo and have meetings with military leaders and representatives of the international community.
On the same day, the Secretary-General will continue his trip to Kosovo, where he will have discussions with Vjosa Osmani-Sandriu and Albin Kurti. He also visit NATO’s KFOR Camp Nothing Hill, where he will meet KFOR’s Commander Major General Ulutaş, and address the troops. He will also meet with the Director of the NATO Advisory and Liaison Team, Brigadier General Hammerstein.
On Tuesday, 21 November, the Secretary-General will be in Belgrade. He will have meetings with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić and the Prime Minister, Ana Brnabić. Stoltenberg will also engage with Serbian scientists who will present technology developed in the context of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security projects.
Later that day, Mr Stoltenberg will travel to the Republic of North Macedonia to meet with President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister, Dimitar Kovačevski. The Secretary-General will also meet the President of the Assembly of North Macedonia, Talat Xhaferi, and give a speech to the parliament.
On Wednesday, 22 November, the Secretary-General will participate in a meeting with Allied leaders from the region. The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama; the President of Croatia, Zoran Milanović; the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milojko Spajić; and the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Robert Golob, have been invited to attend.