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The Spanish foreign Minister and NATO Secretary General discussed the "complicated relations with Russia"

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Spain Arantxa gonzález Laya and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held talks in Madrid, which discussed relations with Russia.

"The conversation was around actual events of the organization at that moment when she confronts many challenges, from the complex relations with Russia in the East, to instability in the southern Mediterranean, as well as the need to strengthen transatlantic relations", - stated in the message of the Spanish foreign Ministry.

"The intention of Spain was to achieve unity, convinced that a multilateral resolution of issues affecting the security of all allies is essential to strengthen mutual trust and ensure stability and security throughout Euro-Atlantic area," said Laya.

NATO Secretary General arrived in Madrid to take part in the solemn ceremony in memory of the victims of the epidemic COVID-19, which took place in the morning next to the Royal Palace. The foreign Minister thanked Stoltenberg for his presence because "it demonstrates once more the solidarity of the allies with Spain and the role played by NATO in the fight against the pandemic."