NATO Secretary General welcomes next step towards new NATO Headquarters

  • 28 Jun. 2010 -
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  • Press Release (2010) 091
  • Issued on 28 Jun. 2010
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  • Last updated: 14 Oct. 2013 12:39

I welcome the awarding, by the Belgian government, of the contract to build a new NATO Headquarters. When NATO moved into the current Headquarters in 1967, it had only 15 members; today, there are 28 Allies, with more countries aspiring to join.

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The new Headquarters, which is planned to be complete by 2015, will be of a sufficient size and flexibility for the new NATO.  It will also use the latest environmental technologies, to be as sustainable and affordable as possible in its operation.

I thank Belgium for providing the land on which the new premises will be built, and for the professionalism with which it has managed this important project.