"It will be a transformative Summit because we will make historic decisions. We meet in the midst of the most serious security crisis we have faced since the Second World War. And we see that Allies are able to demonstrate unity. That we see an Alliance which is responding in a strong and unified way to all the threats and the challenges we face," said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, APA reports.
"We will agree on a new Strategic Concept for our Alliance, which is a blueprint for how to take NATO into the future in a more competitive and dangerous world, to protect all Allies and close to one billion citizens.
"We will, of course, express our support to Ukraine in this summit. I am glad that President Zelenskyy will address all the leaders as we start the Summit today, and we will also agree on a Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine.
"Then the leaders will also make a historic decision to invite Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO, which is based on the agreement reached between Finland, Sweden, and Türkiye yesterday. This is a good agreement for Finland, Sweden, for Türkiye, and for all of us.