Friday, March 27, 2009

NATO Secretary General in the United States

NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, held his first meeting with President Obama in the White House on March 25, 2009.
This extremely important meeting came few days earlier of the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit, where the Alliance will celebrate its 60 Anniversary and will discuss the future of the Alliance.
They discussed the operation in Afghanistan, a priority for NATO and the United States.
They also exchanged views on relations with Russia, both stressing the importance of improving cooperation and trust with Russia, without compromising on core Alliance principles, including enlargement.
Finally, they extensively discussed how a new Strategic Concept process might shape an agreed and forward leaning vision for NATO's roles in the 21st century.

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