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North Atlantic Treaty Organization
September 1, 2014
Opening Remarks by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the Press Conference held at Residence Palace, Brussels
[Edited by RR]
Our Summit in Wales this week will take place in a changed world. It will address the challenges of a changed world. And so I expect it to be a crucial summit in NATO’s history.
This is a time of multiple crises on several fronts. To the east, Russia is intervening overtly in Ukraine. To the south, we see growing instability, with fragile states, the rise of extremism, and sectarian strife.
NATO’s greatest responsibility remains to protect and defend our populations and our territories. We also need the capacity to manage crises. And to work with partners to help build stability.
So at the Summit, we will ensure that the Alliance remains ready, able and willing to defend all…
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