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 Warsaw Summit to be one of the most important in NATO's history, - Stoltenberg

NATO summit, scheduled for July 8-9 in Warsaw, will be one of the most important summits in history of the Alliance.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Alliance press service, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said it in Berlin today at a news conference held in the framework of his working visit to Germany.

"This summit is going to be one of the most important summits in history of the Alliance. Just because we are faced with fundamental changes in the security environment. So the way NATO responds to these changes, to more challenging and more dangerous security environment is of great importance, and therefore this summit will be a landmark summit," Stoltenberg said.

According to NATO Secretary General, he expects the heads of state and government to make many decisions on a large number of different issues.

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In this regard, Stoltenberg focused on the summit agenda.

"There are in a way two main themes which will be the main challenges and the main focus of the summit. When it comes to deterrence and collective defense this is NATO's core responsibility. This is about providing credible deterrence so any adversary knows that an attack on any NATO ally will trigger the full response from the whole Alliance," he stressed.

Another main topic, according to Stoltenberg, is projecting stability to the neighborhood of the Alliance.

"It's relevant for neighbors like Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, where we work with them in modernizing their armed forces. Implementing the reform of their defense institutions and fighting corruption. And the idea is that if our neighborhood is more stable we are more secure. So this is also in our interest to project stability beyond our borders because that serves our own interest as NATO Alliance. But projecting stability is also about projecting stability to the south. This is the second main theme, how can NATO do more in support of the US led coalition to fight ISIL, how can NATO do more in general to stabilize our neighborhood both in the east and in the south," Stoltenberg added.

Cooperation with the European Union was mentioned as one more issue on the summit agenda.

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As previously reported, NATO summit will take place in Warsaw on July 8-9. Some 2,000 participants from NATO member states and partners of the Alliance will attend the event, as well as representatives of several international organizations. The NATO-Ukraine Commission plans to meet in the framework of the summit. T he Ukrainian delegation will be led by President Petro Poroshenko.
 
 
 
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