NATO Defence Ministers meet to discuss COVID-19

  • 14 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 14 Apr. 2020 11:23

NATO Defence Ministers will meet tomorrow (15 April 2020) by secure video conference to discuss the Alliance’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. As well as ensuring the safety of Allied troops and personnel, NATO is coordinating military support to Allies in response to the pandemic.

NATO’s heavy-lift capability ensures the timely transport of critical supplies from around the world. Hundreds of tons of medical equipment have been donated and delivered, and Allies are sharing medical expertise, and spare hospital capacity.

At this meeting, Defence Ministers will decide what more NATO can do to help save lives.

Disinformation around COVID-19 is a big challenge. Ministers will discuss what more Allies can do to counter false and harmful narratives with the truth. They will also discuss how NATO is maintaining our deterrence and defence, and our missions and operations around the world during the pandemic.