NATO summit with Biden on June 14 will be record-breaking short

The NATO summit in Brussels on June 14, which will be attended by U.S. President Joe Biden for the first time, will be the shortest NATO summit in almost 20 years. The news was reported by the press service of the alliance on Tuesday, June 8.

It is noted that the summit will consist of a single working session, the duration of which will be 2.5 hours.

“The working session of the summit is to begin at 1:30 p.m. and will last until 4 p.m.,” the press service said in a statement published on the NATO website.

Thus, the leaders of the alliance of 30 countries will be able to discuss a new strategic concept of NATO for the next decade for 150 minutes. The new Strategic Concept will be held in less than five minutes, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s opening and closing remarks taken into account.

Usually such summits of the alliance last for two days and consist of three or four working sessions of several hours each.

The summit of the leaders of NATO countries will be held on June 14, 2021 in the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels.

On May 31, Stoltenberg said that the summit of the heads of states and governments of the organization will show the convergence of positions of the alliance countries regarding the challenges that come from China.

The same day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia was ready to resume a dialogue with NATO, but only if it was not empty phrases. According to Lavrov, Moscow is still waiting for NATO to respond to many Russian proposals, which NATO has been considering for more than a year.