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NATO Summit, 2009

Strasbourg, France / Kehl, Germany
April 3-4, 2009

Date: 04/01/2009 Description: 2009 NATO Summit Logo © NATO Photo

"The NATO was founded on the basis of a simple but solemn commitment: An attack on one is an attack on all. And from that foundation we forged the strongest Alliance in history, an Alliance that is stronger because it is made up of free nations. Sixty years ago much of Europe was in rubble, and this continent was divided. Today the Cold War is over and Europe is free. Former adversaries have reconciled. We've protected peace and security in the Balkans. Our Alliance has more than doubled in size. There was nothing predestined about the success. It took decades of consistent effort, careful cooperation and collective action. But while we celebrate NATO's achievements, we can't rest upon them. The 21st century has ushered in a new era of global threats. To meet these dangers, the Alliance must renew and reform itself once more." -- Statement by U.S. President Barak Obama

- 04/04/09 News Conference on NATO by President Obama
- 04/04/09 Remarks By President Obama at Meeting of North Atlantic Council
- 04/04/09 Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Karmanlis of Greece After Meeting
- 04/03/09 President Obama's Remarks at Town Hall in Strasbourg, France
- 04/03/09 White House Press Gaggle En Route Strasbourg, France
- 04/01/09 Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Remarks on Albania and Croatia Joining NATO
- 03/28/09 White House Press Briefing on the Agenda for the NATO Summit

Related Information
Official NATO Summit Website
Fact Sheet: 60th Anniversary NATO Summit Celebration
NATO's 60th Anniversary 1949-2009 Website


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