Stoltenberg: "We will take important decisions at the NATO Summit in Madrid"

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

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# 14 June 2022 14:08 (UTC +04:00)

"We will take important decisions at the NATO Summit in Madrid, including the adoption of a new Strategic Concept," in an exclusive interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, APA reports.

"Next to the North Atlantic Treaty, the Strategic Concept is NATO’s most important document. It reaffirms NATO’s values, purpose, and tasks. It will provide a collective assessment of the security environment and will serve as a blueprint for the future adaptation of the Alliance.

The 2010 Concept states that Europe is at peace. But Putin’s war against Ukraine has shattered that peace. The 2010 Concept does not mention China once. Today, China’s growing influence is reshaping the world, with direct consequences for our security and democracies. Other challenges like cyber threats and climate change were hardly mentioned in 2010, while now they are impossible to ignore.

In response to Russia’s war against Ukraine, we need even stronger multilateral institutions and even deeper cooperation in Europe and across the Atlantic."