NATO Secretary General congratulates the European Union for winning Nobel Peace Prize

  • 12 Oct. 2012 -
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  • Press Release (2012) 124
  • Issued on 12 Oct. 2012
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  • Last updated: 12 Oct. 2012 11:42

I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to the European Union on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy welcomes NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The European Union has played a vital role in healing the wounds of history and promoting peace, reconciliation and cooperation across Europe. It has contributed to the advancement of freedom, democracy and human rights across the continent and beyond.

From the outset, NATO and the European Union  have shared  common values and  helped shape the new Europe. The European  Union  is a unique and essential partner for NATO. I look forward to strengthening our strategic partnership further, as agreed by our two organisations, to promote peace, stability and security.