NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

01 Apr. 2009

NATO Secretary General welcomes Albania and Croatia as NATO members

Today, Albania and Croatia have completed the accession process, and have joined the Alliance as members. I warmly congratulate them on this historic achievement. In becoming NATO members, Albania and Croatia share the benefits and responsibilities of collective security.

We are looking forward to welcoming the Heads of State and Government of Albania and Croatia as full members of NATO at our Summit later this week.

A flag-raising ceremony marking the accession of Albania and Croatia will be held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on April 7th.

Last updated: 01-Apr-2009 17:37

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