19 August 2022,   17:41
NATO’s Madrid summit starts today - Stoltenberg announces approval of new aid package for Georgia

Spain will host a NATO Summit in Madrid on 28, 29 and 30 June 2022. The meetings will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General.

Strengthening NATO’s long-term deterrence and defense, sustaining support for Ukraine, launching NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept, reinforcing partnerships and maintaining an open door, adapting to threats and challenges from any direction, and transatlantic unity and alliance solidarity will be on the agenda for the member states to discuss.

Some “important” topics to be discussed by members and partners include how has Russia’s military operation in Ukraine and the new security reality in Europe affected the alliance’s approach to deterrence and defense; what is NATO doing to address challenges like China’s growing influence or security consequences of climate change and what to include in the next Strategic Concept.

To protect and defend allied territory amid the current security reality, NATO has more than 40,000 troops under direct command, backed by air and naval assets.

As Jens Stoltenberg announced, NATO will step up support to Georgia and other partners to build their capabilities and strengthen their resilience during the summit.