On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Etienne Schneider, and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, were in Warsaw for the latest NATO summit.
The summit brought together the Heads of State or government, foreign ministers and defense ministers of the 28 member states of the NATO Alliance. As part of the summit, representatives of the member states discussed at a first working session the strengthening of deterrence and defense of the Alliance, the establishment of a NATO framework to meet the challenges rising South, improved strength and capacity and the strengthening of cyber defenses and increasing resilience and preparedness. The three Luxembourg government ministers also attended a number of business dinners and meetings.Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, also met the US President, Barack Obama.
On second day, the working session was devoted to security challenges the Alliance faces regarding its southern periphery, and the efforts that NATO is making to stability in the region.
Another meeting was devoted to the situation in Afghanistan and particularly the Resolute Support mission. Finally, a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission was held with President Petro Poroshenko.
During the summit, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg signed a joint declaration on the strengthening of cooperation between NATO and the European Union with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk.