by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the unveiling of the Chicago Summit logo with the US Secretary of State

  • 08 Dec. 2011
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  • Last updated 12-Dec-2011 10:49

Left to right: Hillary Rodham Clinton (US Secretary of State) with NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen

It is a great pleasure for me to unveil the Chicago summit logo, and a particular pleasure to do so with you, Madam Secretary.

Chicago is a city which inspires. I have seen that with my own eyes, when I was there this spring, I saw for myself its magnificent skyline and met some of its dynamic people.

Chicago is a city where great ideas are born – as well as great diplomats like you, Madam Secretary.

And Chicago is a city where many cultures come together – including the cultures of many European Allies.

Chicago is a city built upon diversity, and on determination. Those are values that underpin NATO too.

So Chicago is a fitting host for our NATO summit, as we endeavour to implement our vision from Lisbon of an Alliance ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.