The meeting of the Head’s of State for that date has been moved to Camp David…..
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“We are just one month away from our Chicago summit. So this is the time to make sure our preparations are on track as we enter the final stretch,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at the start of the series of ministerial meetings. (Click below for NATO release on two-day meeting.)
More from NATO on the defense package to be discussed at the Chicago Summit:
“NATO has already done substantial work on developing the Alliance’s capabilities in areas such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. At the forthcoming NATO Summit in Chicago on 20-21 May, heads of state and government will lay the foundations for the Alliance’s future forces to 2020.
“In Chicago, we will take the next steps, by approving a specific set of commitments and measures, and embracing the new approach we call Smart Defence,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
“The Smart Defence concept encourages nations to maximise the efficiency of their defence spending by focusing on greater prioritisation, specialisation and multinational cooperation in their acquisition of modern equipment.
“Leaders at the Chicago Summit are expected to approve a package of defence measures which includes specific multinational projects and a strong commitment to making Smart Defence the new way the Alliance does business. It will also include measures to sustain and increase the links between the armed forces of different NATO nations…..Share on Facebook