So Secretary Esper, Mark, it’s good to have
you here and welcome back to NATO. It’s good to have you here, and thank you
for your strong personal commitment to NATO and your strong leadership. Today and tomorrow, we will, together with
the other ministers, address a wide range of issues. Including what more NATO can do in Iraq and
make sure that ISIS is never able to return and also how we can continue to support Afghanistan
and how we can support the peace process and also, take stock of where we are in responding
to the new Russian missile systems and many other issues. So, once again, it’s good to have you here
and thank you so much for your great support.