Biden aide announces new NATO statements on balance of power
They should be expected at the NATO summit. Stoltenberg admitted that Russia is recognized as a threat, not a partner “Biden's aide announces new NATO balance of power statements” />
At the NATO summit in Madrid on June 28-30, broader NATO statements on the balance of power are expected, said Special Assistant to the President of the United States, Sr. Director for Europe of the National Security Council (NSC) Amanda Sloat at the Atlantic Council conference. The event was broadcast on YouTube.
“There will be wider announcements about the alignment of forces. The Alliance has been discussing this for a year, since the previous summit. I expect a number of allies to make announcements, — said the aide.
NATO has increased its military presence on the eastern flank in recent months, and “it is very likely that negotiations on the alignment of forces and means will take center stage at the summit next week,” Sloat said.
A new strategic concept for the alliance will also be presented, as the last strategy was developed in 2010, since then the geopolitical situation in Europe has “significantly changed”, Sloat said.
As pointed out by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking about the new strategic concept of the alliance, the bloc no longer considers Russia a partner, now it is a security threat, and about this the countries — NATO members will announce at the summit. The concept will also include China, which Stoltenberg called “a challenge to our interests, our values and our security.”