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Romania Hosts NATO B9 Summit in Bucharest

Romania hosts the NATO’s B9 Summit at Cotroceni Palace on June 10. Heads of state from the Bucharest 9 take part in the event.

The event is being held at the invitation of Romanian President Klaus Johannis and Polish President Andrzej Duda, who are the founders of this format.

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General will not be present for the summit but will address them by videoconference.

The Summit of the States of the Bucharest Format 9 is of particular importance, especially in the current security context generated by Russia’s illegal, unjustified and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine and the common and multidimensional challenges facing the states on the Eastern Flank, such as and the entire Euro-Atlantic region.

Romanian Presidential Administration

The summit’s agenda will focus on preparing for the most critical decisions of the NATO Summit, which will take place in Madrid on the 28th and 30th of June 2022, as well as the implications of Russia’s illegal military attack against Ukraine and the Alliance’s response to it. The discussions will also cover continued assistance for boosting Ukraine’s and its Eastern Neighborhood allies’ resilience to threats and challenges and NATO’s “Open Doors” strategy, which includes Finland and Sweden’s accession process.

The Bucharest 9 (B9) format is a joint initiative by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, in which Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary participate as NATO member states on the Eastern Side of the Alliance.

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