NATO Deputy Secretary General: the Black Sea region is important for Euro-Atlantic security
In an address to the Black Sea Security Conference of the International Crimea Platform in Bucharest on Thursday (13 April 2023), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the strategic importance of the Black Sea region for Euro-Atlantic security. He highlighted NATO’s enhanced presence in the region, and the Alliance’s unprecedented support to Ukraine, as well as other partners at risk of Russian aggression, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova.
“The place of all these independent nations from Georgia to Moldova, from Ukraine to Bosnia, and to any other democracy in Europe, if you choose so - to be with the Euro-Atlantic family - this dream will come true” he said. Mr Geoană spoke alongside the Defence and Foreign Ministers of Romania, the Defence Minister and Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, as well as the Foreign Minister of Moldova.