NATO Secretary General in London for talks on Wales Summit
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed preparations for this September’s NATO Summit in Wales and thanked the United Kingdom for hosting the high-level meeting in talks with Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday (3 February 2014). “This summit will shape the future of our Alliance. We will make sure that NATO has the equipment and skills we need to deal with the threats we face, such as terrorism, unstable states, piracy, missile and cyber attacks,” said the Secretary General.
The Secretary General expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister and other senior officials for offering to host the summit, which he said reflects the leadership role the United Kingdom plays at the heart of NATO. “It shows your commitment to transatlantic cooperation and international security,” he said. Mr. Fogh Rasmussen also thanked British forces for their efforts in Afghanistan. “Thanks to ISAF, our nations are safer and Afghanistan is stronger as it takes responsibility for its own future,” he said.
The Secretary General also had meetings with Foreign Secretary William Hague, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Wales David Jones and members of the Defence Select Committee at the British Parliament during his visit to London.