NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses NATO Summit outcomes at the Aspen Security Forum

  • 20 Jul. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 20 Jul. 2023 16:20

Speaking at the 14th annual Aspen Security Forum on Thursday (20 July 2023), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană outlined the major decisions taken at the recent Vilnius Summit to strengthen NATO and ensure its ongoing adaption to a more dangerous world.

The Deputy Secretary General highlighted the decisions on the most robust and detailed defence plans since the Cold War, the enduring commitment to invest more in defence, and the strong package of support to bring Ukraine closer to NATO than ever before. He also outlined that increased resilience and innovation requires closer and deeper cooperation between NATO, the private sector, and its partners around the world.

Mr Geoană participated in a discussion on the Vilnius Summit outcomes with David Sanger, White House and National Security Correspondent at The New York Times. He also took part in a panel discussion on the future of European security and defence with Geoffrey van Leeuwen, Foreign Affairs and Defence Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and Tom Tugendhat, Minister for Security of the United Kingdom. The panel discussion was moderated by Peter Spiegel, U.S. Managing Editor at Financial Times.

During his visit, Mr Geoană also met with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, Christine Wormuth, U.S. Secretary of the Army, and Michael Froman, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.