NATO summit in Warsaw starts

NATO summit in Warsaw starts

The Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the 28 NATO countries is opening in Warsaw, Poland today at which the Alliance members will, in particular, make decisions on enhancing their capabilities on the eastern flank.

Sixty-five delegations from 28 NATO countries and 26 partner countries, as well as representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank and NATO headquarters will arrive in Warsaw.

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow said at an expert forum before the summit that it is necessary to admit with regret today that the Alliance has started long-term strategic competition with Russia because of the fundamental differences over Europe.

According to the summit program, the theme of relations with Russia will be discussed on the first day of the summit during a working dinner of the heads of state and government of the Alliance. The leaders of the two neutral countries - NATO partners - Sweden and Finland have also been invited to the dinner.