26 Feb '15, 3pm

#NATO & Italy discuss how Alliance is adapting to face threats from east & south

Arriving in Rome at the start of a two day visit to Italy on Thursday (26 February 2015), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underscored that NATO is adapting to “defend all Allies against threats from any direction”, east or south. He added that the Alliance is implementing the biggest reinforcement of NATO’s collective defence since the end of the Cold War, in order to respond to emerging challenges, including ISIL and instability in the Middle East and North Africa. In meetings with President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the Secretary General discussed NATO’s adaptation to new security challenges. This involves “improving our situational awareness over our southern borders, and developing our maritime strategy ,” Mr Stoltenberg said. The leaders underscored the importance of working with partners to keep the region stable, particularly in light of ...

Full article: http://nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_117639.htm

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