Joint Statement of NATO Council Simulation 2019

Joint Statement from the North Atlantic Council Summit Simulation

The following joint statement has been created and agreed upon during the North Atlantic Council summit simulation at the Visegrad Youth Forum 2019 organized by the Euro-Atlantic Center.

In a rapidly changing and globalized world, the NATO community needs to adapt and its Strategic Concept as well. The alliance identifies the following challenges as priorities:

-Cyber security, including cyber terrorism and cyber warfare: as a first step, NATO agreed to establish cyber security centers across NATO countries. Alliance’s cyber capabilities will work mainly on intelligence sharing system.

- NPT fiasco: US will deploy anti-missile systems on the Eastern flank, contingent on raising the spending by member countries to two percent by 2024.

- Russia’s aggressive regime: stabilisation of the relationship and minimisation of the risk of any escalation. NATO aims to keep Russia at the table and to prioritize diplomatic measures, however strengthening of the Eastern flank militarily should occur as a preventive measure.

(DISCLAIMER: This joint statement is addressed to policy makers to inform them of the opinions of young V4 leaders and should serve as recommendation material.)