Monday, February 2, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Munich Forum

Transatlantic Leadership For A New Era

Speech by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the Security and Defence Agenda,

followed by a Questions and answers session

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me first of all thank Giles Merritt and the SDA for organising this event. Brussels these days does not lack think tanks, policy institutes or political foundations. But the SDA has always had a particular place in my affections. I appreciate all the work that the SDA has done, under your leadership Giles, to raise interest in, and improve our knowledge of, defence and security issues, not just in this city but well beyond. As those issues become more diverse and more complex, the creative policy thinking and bridge-building roles of the SDA become ever more necessary. NATO will continue to support you, and work closely with you.

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