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NATO base in Porto Palermo, Stoltenberg: We welcome the offer, but experts must examine it

NATO base in Porto Palermo, Stoltenberg: We welcome the offer, but experts must

NATO is evaluating Albania's offer for the construction of the alliance's base in Porto Palermo.

In an interview with the Montenegrin media , Jens Stoltenberg, the head of NATO, said that the experts are evaluating the offers of the allies for the placement of NATO facilities in their countries and will soon give advice depending on the military conditions.

"We welcome the allies' offers for the deployment of NATO facilities. Our experts have to look at all such offers and then give advice depending on the military conditions. The new Strategic Concept of NATO, which was approved at the Madrid Summit, once again confirmed the strategic importance of the Western Balkans for our alliance. NATO will continue to promote stability, security and cooperation in the region, including the daily efforts of KFOR, our headquarters in Sarajevo and the office in Belgrade. "Security and stability in the Western Balkans is important for NATO and for peace and stability in Europe ," Stoltenberg said.

Asked if he was concerned about the long-term stability of Kosovo, Stoltenberg said he discussed with the leadership of Pristina and Belgrade about the tensions in Kosovo and added that both sides should remain calm, avoid unilateral actions and engage constructively in dialogue mediated by the EU.

"In accordance with its mandate at the UN, the KFOR mission is closely monitoring the situation and is prepared to intervene if stability is threatened. Our mission is focused on providing a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all the people of Kosovo ," said Stolternberg.

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