FMDM MEETINGS BXL DOORSTEP SECGEN
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NATO SG Doorstep, this morning before the
beginning of the meeting of NATO Foreign and
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NATO SG Doorstep Good morning We are just one month away from our Chicago summit. SO this is the time to make sure our preparations are on track as we enter the final stretch. In Chicago we will celebrate the vital link between America and Europe. And we will continue to invest in this transatlantic link which remains as critical to our security in the future as it has been in the past. We will ensure that our Alliance has the modern, deployable and connected forces that we need for the next decade and beyond. We will do so through a renewed culture of cooperation we call Smart Defence. And I expect we will declare an interim missile defence capability as a first step towards our long term goal to provide missile defence for NATO European territories, populations and forces. In Chicago, we will chart the course for our future engagement in Afghanistan. And today and tomorrow, Allies and partners are here to shape the Chicago decisions on Afghanistan -- how we will complete transition within the framework we agreed at the Lisbon summit, and how we will continue to support Afghanistan after 2014. A few days ago, we saw several coordinated attacks in Kabul and elsewhere. But the attacks failed. The enemies of Afghanistan were defeated by the Afghan security forces. I express my sympathy with the Afghan people who suffered in these attacks. And I commend the courageous Afghan soldiers and policemen who dealt with the attackers. This shows that the Afghan security forces can deal with dangers and difficulties and are getting stronger every day. I saw that with my own eyes in Afghanistan last week. So, my message to the enemies of Afghanistan is very clear: You canât just wait us out. As we gradually draw down, a still stronger Afghan security force is taking charge to protect the Afghan people against brutality and inhumanity. Therefore we will continue to support the afghan security forces, also beyond 2014, we will continue a training mission and we will support financially. We must make sure we maintain the gains made with so much investment in lives and resources and even in tough times supporting the afghan fores is a good deal in financial and political terms and nato will pay its fair share but a stable Afghanistan is in the interest of the whole international community so I urge everyone to play their part including Afghanistan itself We remain committed to our goal, our strategy, and our long-term partnership with Afghanistan. This is our message to the people of Afghanistan, the enemies of Afghanistan, and the neighbours of Afghanistan. Because it is in the interest of our own security.
Year of Production: 2012
Country: United States