NATO Summit Kicks Off in Madrid

Published June 29th, 2022 - 08:39 GMT

The NATO summit kicks off in the Spanish capital, Madrid as NATO members join together in three-day intensive meetings to discuss the deteriorating global situation and the war in Ukraine.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked a “fundamental shift” in NATO’s approach to defense. He also discussed the possibility of Finland and Sweden joining the military alliance following Turkey's reversal of its earlier veto decision banning the two states from joining.

Stoltenberg added the Wednesday-Thursday NATO summit would chart a blueprint for the alliance “in a more dangerous and unpredictable world”.

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France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) shakes hands with Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev as they arrive for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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Croatia's President Zoran Milanovic (L) arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa talks to the press as he arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz talks to the press as he arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama (L) arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron talk after a family picture before a dinner hosted by the Spanish royal couple with those invited to the official NATO Summit program at the Royal Palace in Madrid, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / POOL / AFP)

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Heads of State and Government and Heads of International Organisations, invited to the official NATO Summit program, pose for a family picture before a dinner hosted by His Majesty King of Spain and Her Majesty Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace in Madrid, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / POOL / AFP)

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to the press as he arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) shakes hands with Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev as they arrive for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
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Croatia's President Zoran Milanovic (L) arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
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Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa talks to the press as he arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
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Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz talks to the press as he arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
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Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama (L) arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron talk after a family picture before a dinner hosted by the Spanish royal couple with those invited to the official NATO Summit program at the Royal Palace in Madrid, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / POOL / AFP)
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Heads of State and Government and Heads of International Organisations, invited to the official NATO Summit program, pose for a family picture before a dinner hosted by His Majesty King of Spain and Her Majesty Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace in Madrid, on June 28, 2022. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / POOL / AFP)
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to the press as he arrives for the NATO summit at the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, on June 29, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

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