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  • WARSAW NATO SUMMIT 2016

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    Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg unveiled the logo for the NATO Summit Warsaw in the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The Summit will take place in Warsaw on 8 and 9 July 2016.
     
    Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that the logo’s symbolism evokes ancient Nike, Roman Victoria, and the coat of arms of heroic Warsaw. “The Warsaw Summit will be a special event for 
     
    Poland. It will take place in a city after which the Cold War military pact of 1955 was named, and which for almost four decades remained the Alliance’s main adversary. Sixty years on, hosting NATO in Warsaw will carry a symbolic meaning. It will be the first meeting of Allies since Bucharest in a state on NATO’s eastern flank,” the chief of Polish diplomacy said at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels today.

     

     

    Family photo of the Foreign Ministers of NATO in Brussels. Katarzyna Sobiecka/MFA

     


    “The Summit should be a milestone in the long-term process of political and military adaptation of the Alliance,” noted Minister Waszczykowski. He called for solidarity, shared responsibility and equal security for all NATO members. “Thus, we will be able to write a new page in our common history,” he added.

     

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasised that the mermaid in the logo is the emblem of the great,

    600- year-old city.  According to a legend, after being saved by a fisherman, the mermaid armed with a sword and shield stood ready to defend the city and its people. That is exactly the case with NATO now, which is ready to protect the Polish people.

     

    Video provided thanks to courtesy of NATO

     


    The NATO Secretary General looked forward to productive talks in Warsaw next year in July.

     

    Between 8 and 9 July 2016, Warsaw will host heads of state and government, and foreign and defence ministers of 28 NATO member and partner states, 2,500 delegates altogether, and close to 1,500 media staff.

     

    Political and defence challenges ahead of the Warsaw NATO Summit were the subject of Minister

    Waszczykowski’s talks today with US Secretary of State John Kerry and General Philip Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

     



     

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