Deputy Secretary General visits Germany ahead of NATO Summit

  • 16 May. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 17 May. 2024 20:56

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the importance of boosting Allies’ resilience against sabotage and cyber-attacks during a speech at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin on Thursday (16 May 2024). “We need to be more resilient and better prepared to counter and contest hostile actions or attacks”, he said.

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participates in a discussion on “Looking ahead: NATO at 75”, as part of the “XII Adenauer Conference: Germany’s Role in International Security Policy” in Berlin, Germany.

While NATO was stronger than ever, the current times were “nothing short of a systemic earthquake”, the Deputy Secretary General stressed. But NATO also had more partners around the world, including countries, organisations, and companies. “And we are deepening our cooperation with many of them.” He explained the importance of boosting resilience and investing in innovation. “A new security landscape in Europe is in the making. What we do, and do not do, will define the decades to come.”
Mr Geoană praised Germany as an Ally: “Your leadership makes NATO stronger”, he said. “And a strong NATO is what we need in these more dangerous times.” The Deputy Secretary General also thanked the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for its support in promoting democratic values.
During his visit the Deputy Secretary General also met parliamentarians in the German Bundestag to plan for the NATO Summit in July.