.@NATOdsg Vershbow in #Romania outlines #NATO’s response to new security environment https://t.co/wlWu9xLfR6
NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow outlined NATO’s response to the new security environment in a speech at the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomacy in Bucharest on Monday (29 August 2016). Noting that challenges posed by Russia and from terrorism "will be with us for many years to come," he stressed that "NATO has always done what was necessary to protect the territory of its Allies and the freedom of its people." Ambassador Vershbow welcomed the important contributions Romania is making to the Alliance, including through hosting key elements of NATO’s missile defence system at Deveselu. “Romania’s commitment to NATO is most clear in Afghanistan, where not only it is the sixth largest contributor of troops, but those troops are based in one of the most hostile areas ,” he said. In response to challenges from the east, the Deputy Secretary General noted that N...