At the Warsaw summit of NATO will take a decision on strengthening of defence — Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the allies at the summit in Warsaw will take decisions that will strengthen collective defence.

He said this on Monday, July 4, in Brussels at a press conference dedicated to the NATO summit, which will take place on 8-9 July in Warsaw, UNIAN reports.

Brexit is not in any way affect the position of the UK in NATO — Stoltenberg
At the Warsaw summit of NATO coming 18 of 21 presidents and Prime

«We have prepared our plans for the biggest since the cold war, the strengthening of NATO’s collective defence. In Warsaw I will inform the heads of state and government that what we said we will do,» made the Alliance. We achieved what the Alliance has become faster and more ready, and now we must do the next steps,» — said Stoltenberg.

According to him, the summit in Warsaw will be agreed a decision to strengthen the military presence in the Eastern part of the Alliance. «We will deploy four multinational battalions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland», — said the Secretary General.

However, he said that the responsibility for the formation of these battalions took Canada, USA, Germany and the UK. «This is a clear signal that our nation will be protected on both sides of the Atlantic», — said Stoltenberg.

However, he noted that «collective security and deterrence involves much more». «We also agree to develop a presence in the South-East, which will be based on the multinational brigade in Romania. It is part of the efforts to increase our mobility at the national level and at the collective» — said the NATO Secretary General.

In addition, the summit will renew our commitments to spend more for our security and to spend better». According to Stoltenberg, is already «the small increase in defense spending, and this year we expect an even greater increase».

«In all our decisions our goal is to protect allies, not to increase tension in Europe. NATO remains responsible and predictable actor,» — he stressed.

Another issue on the agenda of the summit, NATO Secretary General called «spread stability beyond our borders». «When our neighbours are more stable, we are more reserved. NATO can and will do to support them», — said Stoltenberg.

Also, the summit intends to bring NATO’s cooperation with the EU on a new level.» «In Warsaw with the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission I will sign a common Declaration regarding our partnership», — said the Secretary General.

Brexit is not in any way affect the position of the UK in NATO — Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that Brexit does not affect the position of the UK in NATO — London is a reliable ally.

«It (Brexit) will not change position (the UK) in NATO. The UK will remain strong and loyal ally. David Cameron and the government have clearly stated that they will continue to be faithful allies with all obligations. I am convinced that the new government will continue this line,» — said Stoltenberg.

The NATO Secretary General stressed that it is important because the UK is a «major security provider in Europe,» which accounts for «1/4 defense spending among European allies.» «Therefore, it is important to emphasize that the British position is unchanged. What is changing is Britain’s relationship with the European Union,» he said.

As reported, on June 23 referendum in the UK was won by the supporters of the country’s withdrawal from the European Union. For this decision voted by 52% of citizens, against 48%.

At the Warsaw summit of NATO coming 18 of 21 presidents and Prime

In the NATO summit, which will take place 8-9 July in Warsaw will be attended by 18 heads of state, 21 heads of government, 41 the Minister of foreign Affairs and 39 Ministers of defense.

This was reported by one of the senior Polish diplomats, reports «UKRINFORM» with reference to the PAP.

«We hope that the summit will adopt the decisions taken at the meeting of foreign Ministers and defence Ministers, which provide that the Eastern flank to be fortified by military patrol teams stationed in Poland and the three Baltic countries,» the diplomat said.

He said that their military value is to protect against hybrid threats. According to the diplomat, these forces would have to withstand actions such as those committed by Russia in Crimea in early 2014.

The diplomat said that the summit has registered more than 2.1 thousand delegates, who will be 65 national delegations and delegations of international organizations.

The largest delegation will be from the USA (300 people), the headquarters of NATO (more than 180), Canada (110 people) and Turkey (70 people).

Sessions of the summit will be held at the National stadium in a specially designed centre on the site of a football field. There will be meeting rooms and offices for individuals. As US President will create a Cabinet that is a replica of his oval office in the White house.

According to the program of the summit, Friday, July 8, will host an international conference with the participation of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. On the same day, after lunch start of the working session and the meeting of foreign Ministers of NATO countries with the delegation of Georgia. The next day at the summit talk, in particular, on the issues of Afghanistan at the level of heads of state and government. 15 hours (16 hours Kyiv time) will be a session dedicated to Ukraine.

The summit was accredited about 2 thousand journalists.

During the summit in Warsaw will be a meeting of the Commission Ukraine-NATO. The Ukrainian delegation at the summit will be headed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

As reported, on 15 June, the defense Ministers of countries-members of NATO approved the assistance package for Ukraine that includes counseling and various assistance. On 2 July the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that during the NATO summit in Warsaw will be approved a package of assistance to Ukraine in the sector of security and defense.




At the Warsaw summit of NATO will take a decision on strengthening of defence — Stoltenberg 05.07.2016

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