From the event

10 Jan 2008

NATO Secretary General
outlines priorities for 2008

At the annual press reception on the occasion of the New Year, held at NATO Headquarters, NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, outlined the priorities of the Alliance for 2008.

He talked about the upcoming meetings of Defence Ministers in Vilnius in February, of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Brussels in March, and about the Bucharest Summit in April.

High on the agenda will be the possible enlargement of the Alliance, its threats and challenges, such as cyberdefence and energy security, and NATO's operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo.