Inside the NATO summit
The 2021 Brussels summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was the 31st formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, held in Brussels, Belgium, on 14 June 2021. NATO Leaders discussed key issues, took decisions about the future of NATO and agreed on concrete measures to adapt the Alliance, as part of the NATO 2030 agenda. Major topics under discussion included NATO’s role in a changing geostrategic environment, collective defence, emerging technologies, climate change and security, and other important issues. NATO Leaders discussed a wide range of issues at the 2021 Brussels Summit, including the main themes of the NATO 2030 initiative: how to reinforce the Alliance’s unity, broaden its approach to security and contribute to safeguarding the rules-based international order. They took decisions to prepare NATO for the challenges of today and tomorrow, including Russia’s pattern of aggressive behaviour, terrorism, cyber attacks and disruptive technologies, the rise of China, and the security implications of climate change.
The topics under discussion are complex and diverse, but at their core they addressed key questions about NATO’s future:
How does NATO continue to strengthen its collective defence in a changing security environment?
How can NATO accelerate its adaptation when it comes to emerging and disruptive technologies?
What more can NATO do to help Allies become more resilient to unexpected shocks?
How can Allies invest in NATO to ensure they do more together and remain strong and united?
How can NATO enhance cooperation with partner countries and other organisations to tackle shared security challenges?
Source : NATO