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The heads of state and government of the NATO countries met in Brussels on 25 May 2017 to take part in the official handover of the new NATO headquarters from Belgium to NATO.

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Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel dedicated a memorial donated by Germany: two segments of Berlin Wall which stand in the entrance area in front of the new NATO headquarters in memory of the triumph of freedom over oppression and the part that the Alliance played in putting an end to the division of Germany and Europe.

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The main items on the agenda were the fight against international terrorism and fair transatlantic burden sharing in defence expenditure etc. The most important outcomes of the meeting were that the defence-expenditure decisions taken at the Wales Summit were reaffirmed and that NATO will join the Counter-ISIS Coalition. This does not mean that NATO will engage in combat missions, but that it will expand its existing involvement in, for example, aerial surveillance.

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Remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the dedication of the Berlin Wall Memorial

Remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the dedication of the Berlin Wall Memorial (audio-file with simultaneous English interpretation as published on the NATO website)

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Information on the new headquarters

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The next meeting of NATO heads of state and government is planned for 2018.

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