Counter-terrorism activities of the North Atlantic Alliance NATO
Terrorism continues to pose a direct threat to the security of citizens of NATO countries. It is a persistent global threat that knows no borders, nationalities or religions, a challenge that the international community must face together.
On October 22, 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined a meeting of defense ministers from countries in the Global Coalition against the so-called Islamic State. The Secretary General emphasized that the Allies are strongly committed to the fight against terrorism. He stressed the need to preserve our collective achievements in the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan over the past twenty years. He emphasized NATO's strong commitment in the Global Coalition, including through the NATO Mission in Iraq. Furthermore, the Alliance is looking to expand partnerships to countries in the Sahel region and is exploring opportunities to further cooperate with African countries in the fight against terrorism.
NATO's counterterrorism work focuses on increasing awareness of the threat, developing preparedness and response capabilities, and enhancing engagement with partner countries and other international actors.