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NATO Summit, Warsaw, 8-9 July 2016



NATO Summit, Warsaw, 8-9 July 2016

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti took part in NATO Summit, which was held in Warsaw on 8 and 9 July 2016.

The Summit took place in a crucial moment for the Alliance and represented a further step of NATO adaptation process to new security challenges faced by the Euro-Atlantic community, namely multidimensional threats that have a direct impact on security and wellness of its populations.

As also stressed in the Final Communiqué, the essential mission of NATO is unchanged: to ensure the principles of freedom, peace, security and shared values – individual liberty, human rights, democracy, and the rule of law – as well as the relevance of the transatlantic bond. Furthermore, NATO remains determined to respond to security challenges and threats from any direction.

Since the last Summit in Wales in 2014, while continuing its political, military and institutional adaptation, the Alliance took a range of steps to reinforce collective defence, enhance capabilities, and strengthen resilience. Faced with an increasingly diverse, unpredictable, and demanding security environment, NATO has taken in Warsaw further action to defend its territory and protect its populations, but also to project stability beyond its borders.

On the margins of the Summit, a Quint meeting took place. Prime Minister Renzi and Foreign Minister Gentiloni, together with the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, participated in the meeting.

For further information:

NATO website

Italian Government website

You can also check our Storify as well as the full photo gallery on Flickr.


Official Documents

Final Communiqué

NATO-Ukraine Commission Communiqué

NATO-Georgia Commission Communiqué

Declaration on Afghanistan


Press Conferences

Press Conference by Secretary General and President of Poland

Press Conference by Secretary General (8 July)

Press Conference by Secretary General (Resolute Support Mission format) (9 July)

Press Conference by Secretary General (Projecting Stability) (9 July)

Press Conference by Secretary General and President of Ukraine (9 July)