The Netherlands and Germany host seminar on NATO’s future Strategic Concept

  • 23 Feb. 2022 -
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  • Press Release (2022) 042
  • Issued on 23 Feb. 2022
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  • Last updated: 23 Feb. 2022 11:11

On Wednesday, 23 February 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Mark Rutte, will open a seminar on NATO’s future Strategic Concept, titled ‘Stronger Together – NATO’s Partnerships’ in the Hague.

The seminar will continue with a session of in-depth discussions among experts, including former NATO Secretary General Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the Director of the Transatlantic Defense and Security Center for European Policy Analysis Ms. Lauren Speranza, the Director and Senior Fellow of the Macdonald Laurier Institute Mr. Jonathan Berkshire Miller, and the Chair of the Strategic Initiatives Department at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Ms. Valbona Zeneli. 

The event is hosted by the Netherlands and Germany and co-sponsored by Canada, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, together with Finland and Sweden. This is the third of four Allied-hosted seminars that inform the preparation of NATO’s next Strategic Concept.

Media advisory

16:35 (CET)            Start of the event
16:40 – 16:50          Speech by Prime Minister Rutte (in person)
16:50 – 17:00          Speech by the NATO Secretary General (online)
17:00 – 17:15          Questions and answers with Prime Minister Rutte (in person)
17:15 – 18:30          Panel with experts (in person)

Media coverage

  • The session with the Prime Minister and the Secretary General will be shown live on the NATO website. The full event, including the expert discussion, will be streamed live on
  • A transcript of the Secretary General’s remarks, as well as pictures, will be available on the NATO website after the event.

Contact points

Overall coordination
Ms. Irina Novakova
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 1003

General queries
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 41

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