Group of experts publishes report on NATO’s southern neighbourhood

  • 07 May. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 07 May. 2024 14:27

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the importance of NATO’s southern neighbourhood at an event hosted by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels on Tuesday (7 May 2024). What happens in the region directly affects the security of the Euro-Atlantic region, he stressed.

At the event an independent group of experts appointed to support NATO’s reflection on its southern neighbourhood published its final report and key findings, marking the end of its work. The report contains several recommendations to shape NATO’s approach in areas including the Middle East, North Africa and the Sahel.

The report can be accessed here.
The group of eleven experts, chaired by Professor Ana Santos Pinto, presented its findings to the North Atlantic Council in March and NATO Foreign Ministers provided feedback during their meeting in April. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has now presented concrete proposals to Allies, with the aim to agree a set of measures to strengthen the Alliance’s approach to its southern neighbourhood in time for the NATO Summit in Washington in July.