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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The aircraft was reported to have crashed about 20 km away, at Majuli island, counted among the world's biggest river island. The micro-light aircraft crashed soon after it took off from the Jorhat air base on a routine sortie around noon, they said.
"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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President Donald Trump holds a meeting on his infrastructure initiative at the White House in Washington , D.C., on February 12. The administration reportedly is considering holding the parade on Veteran's Day, observed annually in the US on November 11.
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Nepal will play the divisional final against UAE, with both teams qualifying for the ICC World Cup qualifiers event in Zimbabwe. Being a part of ICC World Cricket League Division 2 , Nepal were in a do-or-die battle against a resilient Canadian team.
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As a racer: what to do? "(Greatest of all time), I'd say he's up there", five-time British Olympic skier Graham Bell told the BBC. There was a time when Ligety and Hirscher had a burgeoning rivalry - the two of them often trading wins on the World Cup circuit.