NATO sets date for May Meeting of NATO Leaders
NATO Allies decided this week that the next Meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and/or Government will take place in Brussels on 25 May 2017. The event will include an inauguration of NATO’s new Headquarters.
The Meeting comes at a time when the Alliance continues to adapt to the most serious challenges in a generation, with the biggest reinforcement of NATO’s collective defence since the Cold War and increased efforts to project stability beyond the Alliance’s borders.
“This will be an important opportunity for NATO leaders to decide how we can further strengthen our efforts, including in the fight against terrorism”, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (23 March 2017). “While progress has been made on fairer burden-sharing within our Alliance, we will also address what more needs to be done to meet the pledge made by Heads of State and Government to spend more and better on defence”, the Secretary General added.