The NATO Parliamentary Assembly Spring Session will be hosted by The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, from 19 to 22 May 2023.

During the Spring Session, all 274 parliament members representing the 31 NATO member nations, along with approximately 100 members from around 25 partner countries and parliamentary bodies, will have the opportunity to assess key issues affecting the security of the Euro-Atlantic area. This will be the first Assembly session in which Finland will join as a full member of the NATO PA following its accession to NATO on 4 April.

The Session will kick off with an extraordinary joint meeting of the Assembly’s governing body – the Standing Committee – and the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council – the Assembly’s bilateral group for relations with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The Assembly will reiterate its resolute stance on Russia's unjustified, unprovoked and brutal war of aggression against Ukraine, as well as its unwavering support for Ukraine's democracy, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

Taking place just two months ahead of the NATO Summit of Allied Heads of State and Government hosted by Lithuania in July, the Luxembourg Session will also review progress in implementing NATO’s forward-looking new Strategic Concept and the important decisions taken at last year’s NATO Summit in Madrid. NATO PA members are expected to adopt their recommendations for the Vilnius Summit over the course of the Session. 

On Monday 22 May, NATO PA President, Joelle Garriaud-Maylam (France) will address the Session's Plenary Sitting, alongside senior representatives of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and of NATO and other high-level guest speakers. 

The Assembly's five Committees will also discuss their 2023 draft reports and hear from a range of top officials and experts on these and other critical topics, including:

  • defending the Alliance’s shared democratic values and the international rules-based order; 
  • accelerating the adaptation of NATO’s deterrence and defence posture, including in the Baltic and Black Sea regions;
  • strengthening resilience, combatting disinformation and securing critical infrastructure and supplies;
  • NATO’s partnerships and the future of the Open Door policy;
  • China’s global role and challenge, including its deepening partnership with Russia;
  • the implications of Russia’s war for Allied capabilities, the need to strengthen the industrial base and developments in emerging and disruptive technologies;
  • further reinforcing the unique transatlantic bond; and
  • further ways to mainstream a gender perspective into defence and security. 

Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam

President of the NATO PA

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Lydia Mutsch

Head of the Luxembourg Delegation to the NATO PA

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