2018 Brussels summit

NATO Summit Brussels 2018
2018 Brussels Summit
NATO Summit Brussels - 2018 (1531334168).jpg
Host country Belgium
Date 11–12 July 2018
Venue(s) NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium
Cities Brussels
Follows 2017 Brussels summit

The 2018 Brussels Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was the 29th formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, held in Brussels, Belgium, on 11 and 12 July 2018.[1][2]

Agenda[]

Leaders and other dignitaries in attendance[]

Member states[]

Non-member states and organisations[]

Controversy[]

On the opening day of the conference the President of the United States, Donald Trump, caused controversy by asserting that Germany is beholden to Russia over its involvement in the Nord Stream gas pipeline project aimed at doubling energy imports from Russia.[9] German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in Soviet-controlled East Germany, rebuffed Trump's comments and noted "I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany. Because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions."[10]

Security[]

For the first time a RF Drone Detection System was used (a white dome seen at the right rooftop of the summit picture)

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "NATO Secretary General announces dates for 2018 Brussels Summit". nato.int. 20 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Jennifer; Olorunnipa, Toluse (2018-06-06). "Trump Plans July Trip to Brussels for NATO Summit, Officials Say". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Prime Minister, Deputy PM, Ministers: Armenia gears up for NATO Summit". panarmenian.net. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  4. ^ https://en.president.az/articles/29409
  5. ^ "Presidentti Niinistö Naton huippukokoukseen heinäkuussa" (in Finnish). Yle. 2018-06-27. Retrieved 2018-06-29. 
  6. ^ https://www.president.gov.ge/en-US/pressamsakhuri/siakhleebi/saqartvelos-prezidenti-da-qartuli-delegacia-nato-s.aspx
  7. ^ "Macedonia And NATO Sign Deal On Accession Process". Radio Liberty. Radio Free Europe. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "VOA: Ukraine will attend NATO summit despite Hungarian objection". Unian Information Agency. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018. 
  9. ^ Mikelionis, Lukas (2018-07-13). "Democrats assail Trump's remarks on Germany's reliance on Russia despite Kerry, Biden issuing similar concerns". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-07-14. 
  10. ^ MacAskill, Ewen (2018-07-11). "Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at Nato summit". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-07-11. 

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