Looming Merger? NATO, EU Expected to Make Statement on Enhancing Ties

© AFP 2022 / Petras MalukasA US Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft flies at the Air Base of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Šiauliai, Lithuania, on April 27, 2016 behind flags of US, Lithiania and the NATO
A US Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft flies at the Air Base of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Šiauliai, Lithuania, on April 27, 2016 behind flags of US, Lithiania and the NATO - Sputnik International
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NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow said Thursday that he expected leaders of the EU member states, as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to make a joint statement on the issue of strengthening relations at the upcoming Warsaw summit.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Warsaw NATO Summit 2016 will take place on July 8-9.

"Ties between the two organizations are becoming stronger and stronger. And I expect EU leaders and the NATO Secretary-General to make a joint statement on the margins of the Summit in Warsaw calling for those bonds to be tightened further," Vershbow said, while speaking at the Portuguese parliament.

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He added that common security requires greater cooperation in such areas as "countering hybrid threats, cyber-defense and maritime security."

According to Vershbow, both NATO and the European Union share values of "democracy, liberty, human rights and the rule of law."

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