Obama “flew a kite” with NATO Secretary General
Barack Obama, the U.S. President, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General, held negotiation behind closed doors - Novosti-Gruzia.
In Washington they discussed preparation for the NATO summit in Lisbon and the bloc's ability to confront the present-day challenges and threats.
"The President and the Secretary General discussed goals for the November 19 - 20 NATO Summit in Lisbon, including unveiling a new NATO Strategic Concept that reinforces the allied commitment to invest in 21st Century capabilities, particularly missile defense, cyber defense, and civilian-military capabilities; reforming NATO's structures to make it more agile and efficient to take on the range of challenges that face allied countries today; and affirming NATO's role as the hub of a network of security partnerships that advance global stability," the White House press secretary said in the statement - Aysor.
Obama expressed gratitude to the NATO Secretary General for NATO's assistance in Afghanistan. They also discussed the current situation in Pakistan.
The new strategic concept of NATO must replace the previous one, adopted in 1999. It will focus on bloc members' position on nuclear and energy security, missile defense, struggling terrorism and piracy.