The NATO leaders’ summit, the first to count on the participation of the new President of the United States, Joe Biden, will take place on June 14 in Brussels, announced today the Alliance’s general secretary, Jens Stoltenberg.
“I am pleased to announce that the next NATO leaders’ summit will take place on 14 June 2021 in Brussels. We have a substantial, forward-looking agenda to strengthen our transatlantic Alliance and meet the challenges of today and tomorrow “, it reads in a message published by Stoltenberg in his official account of the social network Twitter.
According to a statement published by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the meeting in question will serve to address the NATO 2030 reflection process, which aims to project the future of the Alliance and trigger a review of its strategic concept.
The leaders are also expected to discuss “Russia’s aggressive actions, the threat of terrorism, cyber-attacks, emerging and disruptive technologies, the security impact of climate change and the rise of China”.
“This is a unique opportunity to strengthen NATO as a lasting embodiment of the link between Europe and North America”, stresses the Alliance statement.
The NATO leaders’ summit was an event expected to be the first time that the President of the United States, Joe Biden, will meet with the remaining heads of state and government of the Alliance since taking office on January 20.
Joe Biden’s visit to Europe was being planned in detail, in order to be able to articulate the President’s trip with three international summits: in addition to the NATO summit announced today, there will also be, between 11 and 13 June, the summit of the G7 in Cornwall, United Kingdom, and an EU-United States summit is expected to be announced, which should also include the presence of the American President.
Contrary to his predecessor, Donald Trump, Joe Biden has underlined the importance of alliances for his administration, has shown a desire to “rebuild and restore” US partnerships, “starting with NATO”.
Source: with Agencies