Previous NATO Summit Host Cities

Lisbon, Portugal
18-20 November 2010

Publication of a new Strategic Concept, “Active Engagement, Modern Defence”;  gradual transition process to full Afghan security responsibility to start in 2011, backed by Allied agreement on a long-term partnership with Afghanistan; decision to develop a NATO missile defence system to protect populations and territory in Europe, in addition to deployed troops, against potential ballistic missile attacks, with Russia invited to cooperate as part of a broader “reset” of its relations with NATO; adoption of a comprehensive approach to crisis management, including a greater role in stabilization and reconstruction for the Alliance, together with greater emphasis on training and developing local forces; continue to support arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation efforts, and maintain an appropriate mix of nuclear and conventional forces; adoption of the Lisbon Capabilities Package that identifies critical capabilities needed to address emerging threats; agreement to develop a NATO cyber defence policy and action plan for its implementation; streamlining of NATO’s military command structure as well as the consolidation and rationalization of NATO agencies; new impetus given to relations with partners and NATO’s partnership policy in the broad sense of the term. Learn more

Strasbourg, France/Kehl, Germany
3–4 April, 2009

Against the backdrop of NATO’s 60th anniversary, adoption of a Declaration on Alliance Security, calling for a new Strategic Concept; adherence to basic principles and shared values, as well as the need for ongoing transformation; in-depth discussion on Afghanistan, NATO’s key priority; welcoming of two new members: Albania and Croatia, and the pursuit of NATO’s open door policy (invitation extended to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* as soon as a solution to the issue surrounding the country’s name is reached); France’s decision to fully participate in NATO structures and the impact of this decision on the Alliance’s relations with the European Union; and NATO’s relations with Russia. Learn more

Bucharest, Romania
2–4 April 2008

At Bucharest, Allied leaders review the evolution of NATO’s main commitments: operations (Afghanistan and Kosovo); enlargement and the invitation of Albania and Croatia to start the accession process (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will also be invited as soon as ongoing negotiations over its name have led to an agreement); the continued development of military capabilities to meet. Learn more

Riga, Latvia
28–29 November, 2006

Review of progress in Afghanistan in light of the expansion of ISAF to the entire country and call for broader international engagement; Confirmation that the Alliance is prepared to play its part in implementing the security provisions of a settlement on the status of Kosovo; Measures adopted to further improve NATO’s military capabilities; NATO Response Force declared operational; Comprehensive Political Guidance published. Initiatives adopted to deepen and extend relations with partners; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia invited to join Partnership for Peace. Learn more

NATO Headquarters, Brussels
21–22 February, 2005

Leaders reaffirmed their support for building stability in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq, and committed to strengthening the partnership between NATO and the European Union. Learn more