30 Jan '14, 2pm

#NATO SG @AndersFoghR visits The Hague, stresses importance of defence

#NATO SG @AndersFoghR visits The Hague, stresses importance of defence

He said that the summit will focus on Afghanistan, improving capabilities, and broadening partnerships. “It will show that our bond is strong, and that our Alliance continues to adapt, reform and look outwards to stay fit for the future ,” said Mr. Fogh Rasmussen. The Secretary General met with the Prime Minister as well as Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans and Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert to discuss NATO’s security agenda and preparations for Wales. Mr. Fogh Rasmussen thanked the Dutch government for its continuing support to NATO missions. Dutch forces currently participate in NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, and provide Patriot batteries to protect Turkey. They are also contributing to NATO’s missile defence system by upgrading air defence frigates. The Netherlands also participates in 17 multinational Smart Defence projects to improve capabilities.“These c...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_106735.htm

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