NATO Announces Dates for 2018 Brussels Summit

Left to right: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arriving with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemeoller. Photo: NATO
Left to right: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arriving with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemeoller. Photo: NATO

NATO has announced that the next NATO Summit will be held on 11 and 12 July 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

“We will further strengthen the bond between Europe and North America on which our Alliance is founded, as we continue to adapt our Alliance for the 21st century,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

In response to evolving threats, NATO says it has implemented the biggest reinforcement of a collective defence. “Our multinational battlegroups in the east of the Alliance are now fully operational and we are strengthening our presence in the Black Sea region. We are also stepping up our efforts against cyber-attacks and hybrid threats,” Stoltenberg added.

NATO is working with its partner nations and organisations to fight terrorism and keep its neighbourhood stable.

According to Stoltenberg, NATO is boosting its mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan forces to ensure their country never again becomes a safe haven for international terrorists.

“We are supporting the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and working to strengthen partners like Iraq. We are further deepening the relationship between NATO and the European Union, for the benefit of all our nations,” Stoltenberg added.

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Rakesh Raman