Jens Stoltenberg's comments came during a news conference after a NATO Ministers of Defense meeting in Brussels.
The NATO ministers later headed to a working dinner with European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, which has taken on greater significance after senior U.S. officials voiced fears about the impact the bloc's new landmark defence pact could have on the balance of power in NATO. He lauded Poland for setting the example by meeting the defense spending pledge agreed upon at the alliance's 2014 summit in Wales and investing in modernization, she added.
NATO's European nations and Canada-the other North American member of the alliance-posted three consecutive years of increases in combined defense expenditure through 2017.
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"Certainly we do not want this to be a protectionist vehicle for the European Union and we're going to watch carefully, because if that becomes the case then it could splinter the strong security alliance that we have", she told reporters.
A row that is potentially more serious is the one festering between the United States and Turkey over Ankara's "Operation Olive Branch", launched last month against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).
"This is a key part of our collective security", - said Stoltenberg.
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