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75th anniversary NATO summit: ‘A time for celebration and reflection’

09.07.2024 15:30
The 2024 Washington summit, scheduled for 9-11 July, brings together the heads of state and government from the thirty-two NATO members, partner countries, and the European Union.
Illustrative photo.
Illustrative photo.Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock

The summit commemorates the landmark 75th anniversary of NATO, which was founded on 4 April 1949 with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington, DC. and is the fourth NATO summit to be held in the United States following the 1978 Washington summit, 1999 Washington summit and 2012 Chicago summit. It also marks the first summit since Sweden acceded to NATO and the last for Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General. 

Ahead of the summit, Radio Poland’s Danuta Isler spoke to Michał Baranowski, managing director of the German Marshall Fund of the US in Warsaw. 

 "It is both a time for celebration and reflection. On the good side, the last 75 years have been proved that no NATO member is attacked in conventional way by another member. But at the same time we are in a moment of heightened tension and that's something that is about the future of the Alliance" Baranowski said.