“Most and even all of the people I spoke to (during the summit), which is 10 or 12 leaders, thanked me and said they were happy that I would meet with him,” Biden said during a press conference following Monday’s NATO summit. According to the US president, he believes that the summit is timely.
The NATO summit was held in Brussels on Monday with the participation of the leaders of the allied countries, including US President Joe Biden. The summit discussed the new strategic concept of the alliance until 2030, Russia, China, strengthening technological development, combating climate change and threats in cyberspace and outer space.
Following the summit, the participants confirmed their intention to continue to increase defense spending. The leaders of the NATO countries at the summit in Brussels approved the decision to create a mechanism for the development of defense technologies and innovation, as well as to strengthen the technological cooperation of the allies, according to a statement following the summit. At the end of the summit, the leaders of the NATO countries also noted that they are agreeing to establish the NATO Innovation Fund to support start-up companies working on developing and breakthrough dual-use technologies in areas that are key to the security of member states.”