NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

08 Feb. 2012

NATO Secretary General welcomes agreement on Baltic Air Policing

I warmly welcome today’s decision by the North Atlantic Council to further authorize NATO Air Policing in the Baltic States with a continuous presence of fighters.

This mission continues to demonstrate the Alliance’s commitment to collective defence and solidarity for all its members.

Collaboration in air policing also exemplifies the kind of cooperation among Allies that will become increasingly important in the future, as we reconcile our security requirements with budgetary realities. This is the spirit of Smart Defence, which I expect to become a guiding principle for NATO at our Chicago Summit in May.

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