Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation between the transatlantic allies has become technologically more complex and at the same time all the more important.
The German Government is proposing that Germany’s engagement in KFOR, NATO’s stabilisation mission, be extended by one year. The Bundeswehr mission will continue to be needed as a guarantor of security and as an anchor of stability in the Region.
The solidarity of the members of the Alliance is, particularly in the current situation, one of Germany’s key security policy interests.
North Macedonia’s accession to NATO was officially concluded today with the traditional raising of the country’s flag. Foreign Minister Maas welcomed the new Ally and paid tribute to the Government for its path of reform that made its accession possible.
NATO has guaranteed Europe’s security for 70 years. Foreign Minister Maas is advocating a process of reflection in order to ensure that the Alliance remains able to respond to current challenges also in the future.