2016 Warsaw summit
|NATO Summit Warsaw 2016|
2016 Warsaw Summit
|Date||8–9 July 2016|
The 2016 Warsaw Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was the 27th formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, on 8 and 9 July 2016.
- Strengthening the alliance's military presence in the east, with four battalions in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on a rotational basis – to be in place by 2017.
- Allies declared Initial Operational Capability of NATO's Ballistic Missile Defence to counter threats posed by Iran and further afield, North Korea, to the European continent.
- Pledge to strengthen individual nations' and collective cyber defences, and recognise cyberspace as a new operational domain.
- Start training and capacity building inside Iraq.
- NATO Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS surveillance planes to provide information and intelligence to the Global Coalition to counter ISIL from Turkish and international airspace.
- Agreed to an expanded maritime presence in the Mediterranean Sea to cope with the European migrant crisis and human trafficking.
- Continue the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan beyond 2016, confirmed funding commitments for Afghan forces until 2020.
- NATO-Ukraine Commission reviewed the security situation in Ukraine, endorsed government plans for reform, agreed a Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine.
- NATO Secretary General signed a Joint Declaration with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission to take partnership between NATO and the European Union to a higher level. Declaration sets out areas where NATO and the EU will step up cooperation – including maritime security and countering hybrid threats posed by a more aggressive Russia.
Normally NATO summits take place every two years, but after the Warsaw summit it was announced that the next alliance summit (28th) would take place in 2017 in Brussels to inaugurate the new €1 billion NATO headquarters building.
The next major summit (29th) will take place in Istanbul in 2018.
Leaders and other dignitaries in attendance
Non-member states and organisations
- Afghanistan – President Ashraf Ghani
- Armenia – President Serzh Sargsyan
- Australia – Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO Mark Higgie
- Austria – Minister for Defence and Sports Hans Peter Doskozil
- Azerbaijan – President Ilham Aliyev
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – Chairman of the Presidency Bakir Izetbegović
- European Union – President of the European Council Donald Tusk
- European Union – President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker
- Finland – President Sauli Niinistö
- Georgia – President Giorgi Margvelashvili
- Ireland – Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe
- Jordan – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh
- Macedonia – Minister of Defence Zoran Jolevski
- Republic of Moldova – Minister of Defence Anatol Șalaru
- Montenegro – Prime Minister Milo Đukanović
- Sweden – Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
- Switzerland – Minister of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports Guy Parmelin
- Ukraine – President Petro Poroshenko
- United Arab Emirates – Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi
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