NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights education and training as key to adaptation to future challenges

  • 16 Oct. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Oct. 2020 15:58

Speaking at the 67th Annual Anciens’ Conference and Seminar organised by the NATO Defense College (NDC) in Rome on Friday (16 October 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that education and training are key to adapting the Alliance to evolving circumstances. Mr Geoană thanked the College for its lasting contribution to NATO and said that within the Alliance the College enjoys a stellar reputation. “The education and training that the College has provided, has been key to the adaptation of our Alliance to all possible and evolving circumstances,” he said.

Speaking about the impact of Covid-19, he said that in a post-Covid world, resilience, innovation and unity are important for adapting to future challenges.

The NATO Defense College’s Anciens’ Association is composed of former course and staff members who have attended the College since its foundation 69 years ago, many of whom hold or have held strategic positions within the Alliance. “Anciens” is the historic name given to the Association at the time the College was located in Paris.