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Tirana, Sunday May 29, 2016 – NATO and its allies must boost intelligence sharing and expand cooperation with Middle East and Gulf states in their efforts to contain the Islamic State group and ensure that terrorists do not seize control in Libya, experts and lawmakers from NATO nations warned on Sunday.
Tirana, May 30, 2016 – Lawmakers called Monday on NATO leaders to boost the Alliance’s collective defences to confront an increasingly assertive Russia and ensure that any aggression is met with a rapid response and reassure those allies that feel under threat.
Tirana, Sunday May 29, 2016 – Several of NATO’s member nations are still not living up to their pledge to boost defence budgets almost two years after the Wales Summit and must do more as Alliance leaders meet in Warsaw in July given that Russia is increasing military spending, lawmakers and experts said on Sunday.
Tirana, Monday 30 May 2016 – Balkan leaders, top officials and lawmakers championed Montenegro’s rapid accession to NATO saying that its impending membership of the Alliance would help foster stability in the once-volatile Western Balkans and send a strong signal to an increasingly assertive Russia.
Tirana, Monday 30 May 2016 – The Defence and Security Committee (DSC) of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly voiced their firm support for continuing NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan beyond 2016. The signal of strong parliamentarian support comes on the heels of the 20 May validation by NATO foreign ministers to extend the mission’s mandate.