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5 Sep. 2014

NATO leaders take decisions to ensure robust Alliance

The Alliance’s 28 leaders at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) agreed on a Readiness Action Plan to strengthen NATO’s collective defence and to ensure the Alliance is ready to deal with any challenge. “This is a demonstration of our solidarity and resolve,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

5 Sep. 2014

Allied leaders pledge to reverse defence cuts, reaffirm transatlantic bond

The Alliance’s 28 leaders agreed at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) to reverse the trend of declining defence budgets and raise them over the coming decade, a move that will further strengthen the transatlantic bond. “In this dangerous world we recognise that we need to invest additional effort and money so today the Alliance made a pledge on defence investment,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

4 Sep. 2014

NATO leaders pledge support to Ukraine at Wales Summit

NATO leaders at the Wales Summit on Thursday (4 September 2014) pledged to provide strong support to help Ukraine improve its own security at a meeting with Ukraine President Poroshenko. “Our support is concrete and tangible,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. “We highly value Ukraine’s contributions to our operations and the NATO Response Force. Ukraine has stood by NATO. Now in these difficult times, NATO stands by Ukraine.”

4 Sep. 2014

NATO reaffirms continued support to Afghanistan

NATO Leaders at the Wales Summit reaffirmed on Thursday (4 September 2014) their commitment to supporting Afghanistan and called on the two presidential candidates to work together and to conclude the necessary security agreements as soon as possible, as they have said they will. The ISAF Heads of State and Government also asked the two candidates to “swiftly deliver a peaceful outcome of this election, acceptable to the Afghan people,” the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

4 Sep. 2014

Strengthening cooperation in the munitions sector

NATO is continuously seeking to share the burden of providing expensive defence equipment more equally across the Alliance. A new multinational project has been launched to develop innovative ways of increasing the availability of munitions to the Alliance.

4 Sep. 2014

Secretary General: Summit will forge a stronger NATO for a more complex world

The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen stressed on Thursday (4 September 2014) that the Wales summit will forge a stronger NATO for a more complex and chaotic world, during an address to the Atlantic Council of the United States "Future Leaders Summit" in Newport, Wales, ahead of the start of the leader's gathering.

4 Sep. 2014

Wales Summit will make NATO fitter to deal with any challenge

NATO leaders will take important steps at their two-day Summit in Wales to counter a dramatically changed security environment, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday (4 September 2014). The Secretary General said the meeting “will be one of the most important” in NATO’s history adding it was “a crucial Summit at a crucial time.”

4 Sep. 2014

Wales Summit opens with tribute to troops

NATO leaders together with counterparts from 28 ISAF partner nations opened the Alliance’s two-day Summit in Wales on Thursday (4 September 2014) by paying tribute to the men and women from Afghan and international forces who served in Afghanistan and other operations. “NATO is the world’s most powerful Alliance and it will remain so because of the bravery, skill and determination of you, of our service men and women, and the valuable partners who stand with us,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

4 Sep. 2014

Dutch diplomat to become NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Mrs. Marriët Schuurman, a Dutch career diplomat who currently serves as the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹, will become NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.

3 Sep. 2014

NATO Secretary General discusses final Wales Summit preparations with UK Prime Minister

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed final preparations for this week's Summit in Wales with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday (3 September 2014).

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