NATO leaders set to take key decisions to transform the Alliance

  • 29 Jun. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 29 Jun. 2022 09:56

Arriving at the start of the NATO Summit in Madrid on Wednesday (29 June 2022), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the key decisions that will be taken to transform the Alliance and protect its citizens.

This will include a new Strategic Concept – "a blueprint for how to take NATO into the future in a more competitive and dangerous world" – a fundamental shift in NATO’s deterrence and defence, as well as strong support for Ukraine over the longer term, and even closer cooperation with partners. "Leaders will also make a historic decision to invite Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO," said Mr Stoltenberg, adding that this was made possible by the trilateral agreement reached on Tuesday between Türkiye, Finland, and Sweden.

Read the Secretary General's full remarks