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Ambassadors of 8 European countries in Cairo: Egypt has become a strategic partner of NATO

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The embassies of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their accession to NATO, during a reception held at the Diplomatic Club in Cairo.

The ceremony was attended by about 100 guests, including General Khaled Labib Abdel Rahman, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, assistant foreign ministers, heads of diplomatic missions and diplomats of countries, members of the European Union, NATO, and countries.

The partner, representatives of research centers in the field of security and counter-terrorism, and many representatives of the Egyptian media.

In their speech to the guests, the ambassadors of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, in addition to the Greek ambassador in his capacity as head of the NATO embassy in Egypt, stressed the historical importance of the seven countries joining the most successful political-military alliance in history and its role in protecting the freedom and security of its member states.

The ambassadors confirmed that Egypt has become a strategic partner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since 1994.

For peace, security and stability in the region, within the Mediterranean Dialogue.

They emphasized that Egypt, as a pillar of stability, peacemaker, and security provider within the current geopolitical framework, has become a partner of increasing strategic importance for NATO.

They explained that the accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to NATO, the political and military alliance, which includes democratic countries united in defending their freedom and security through political and military means, is a historic achievement achieved by these countries, and represents the culmination of a long and sometimes difficult period.

Of democratic reforms and modernization undertaken in conjunction with broader post-communist transformations in Eastern and Central Europe.

They added that the new members assumed the important responsibility of supporting common democratic values ​​and contributing to the collective security of NATO members and partners, and thus defending peace and the rules-based international order, stressing that joining NATO membership was one of the foreign policy goals, as it received support.

My popularity is widespread in each of these countries, with more than 60% and, in some cases, 80% of the population supporting joining the alliance.

They pointed out that NATO, for nearly 75 years, has worked to prevent conflicts and protect peace for a billion people, adding that the strict solemn commitment of each member towards all members is that an attack on one ally is an attack against all, and this association also guarantees security. Prosperity for subscribers, and allows every member to live freely.

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