Blinken and Stoltenberg talk about the new NATO Strategic Concept, which will govern alliance activity for the next decade.

US State Secretary Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed a new NATO Strategic Concept paper . The officials discussed the current state of Ukraine, and the importance of maintaining strong deterrence and defense .

Washington, United States, May 15: In a phone call, US State Secretary Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed a new NATO Strategic Concept paper on Saturday to guide the alliances' work for the coming decade, according to a statement by the US State Department.Both discussed the current state of Ukraine, and the importance of maintaining strong deterrence and defense.The officials held the conversation as part of the continuing informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, which takes place from May 14-15, where the Secretary of State will be joined by US Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to attend the second ministerial meeting of the US-E.U Trade and Technology Council (TTC).They will consult with EU officials to discuss how democratic approaches to trade, technology, and innovation can be a catalyst for greater prosperity.