Deputy Secretary General addresses NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Budapest
"Our common goal remains a Europe whole, free and at peace. But that vision is now being challenged", said NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly spring session in Budapest on Monday (18 May 2015). He underlined that as an Alliance, we do not have the luxury to choose between "East" and "South." Our shared security and common values are challenged from both directions, albeit in different ways. And the need for transatlantic cooperation - and transatlantic solidarity - is more evident than ever. Together, we must do collective defence and crisis management. And we must make the best possible use of the cooperative-security tools that we have developed over the years - in both our southern and eastern neighborhoods, Ambassador Vershbow stressed.