top of page
  • Writer's pictureOlga Nesterova

NATO Secretary General Engages with Youth Leaders at Annual Summit

NATO Secretary General Engages with Youth Leaders at Annual Summit
Source: NATO

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recently took center stage at NATO's fourth annual Youth Summit, engaging in a dynamic exchange with young leaders hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Held on May 13, 2024, the summit provided a platform for vibrant discussions on pressing global issues and NATO's role in addressing them.

Addressing an audience of young staff members at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Stoltenberg emphasized the intrinsic link between security and tackling major global challenges, ranging from climate change to poverty alleviation. He underscored the necessity for sustained defense investment in light of evolving security landscapes, reaffirming NATO's unwavering commitment to the collective security guarantee enshrined in Article 5 – an attack on one Ally is deemed an attack on all.

In addition to shedding light on NATO's support for Ukraine, Stoltenberg highlighted the alliance's pivotal engagements in the Indo-Pacific region.

Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of NATO's Military Committee, echoed Stoltenberg's sentiments from Stockholm, stressing the imperative for Allies to maintain both individual and collective capacities to deter armed aggression, as outlined in the Washington Treaty.

This year's summit, hosted in Miami and Stockholm, featured virtual watch parties spanning across the Alliance and beyond, including in Kyiv. The diverse participation underscored the summit's inclusive nature, fostering a rich tapestry of perspectives and insights on global security challenges.

The Youth Summit serves as a testament to NATO's commitment to engaging with the next generation of leaders, harnessing their energy and innovative thinking to shape a more secure and prosperous future. As NATO continues to adapt to emerging threats and opportunities, the voices and perspectives of young leaders remain integral to the alliance's resilience and effectiveness on the world stage.

You may watch the live coverage on demand by visiting this link.

Source: NATO Multimedia, May 13, 2024


Top Stories

bottom of page