This morning, Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput delivered an opening speech for the winter session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

In the presence of parliamentary representatives from all 29 NATO allies, the Minister talked about the current challenges for the Alliance and its members including fair burden sharing, EU-NATO cooperation and the changing global security environment. The Minister also highlighted Belgium’s Strategic Vision for Defence and the major acquisition programs therein entailed. Finally, the Minister called for unity of and trust between allies towards the 11-12 July Brussels NATO Summit.

The speech can be read here:  180220 toespraak MOD voor NAVO PA - Definitief.pdf