"We will further strengthen the bond between Europe and North America on which our Alliance is founded, as we continue to adapt our Alliance for the 21st century. In response to evolving threats, NATO has implemented the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence in a generation. Our multinational battlegroups in the east of the Alliance are now fully operational and we are strengthening our presence in the Black Sea region. We are also stepping up our efforts against cyber-attacks and hybrid threats," Stoltenberg said.
According to him, the key topics at the summit will be the fight against terrorism, maintaining stability, helping the Afghan forces, strengthening ties with Iraq.
"Belgium has generously hosted NATO Headquarters for fifty years, and I warmly welcome that our summit will take place in our new Headquarters in Brussels. I look forward to a successful Summit in July 2018," he added.
As it was reported earlier 450 military instructors from seven NATO-countries work in Ukraine. First Deputy Minister of Defense Ivan Rusnak claimed this as Ukrainian News reported. According to him, 700 Ukrainian militaries get through proper training every three months.