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The NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 67th Annual Session will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 8 - 11 October 2021 allowing members of parliament from the 30 NATO members countries to discuss the key issues affecting the security of the Euro-Atlantic area.
Topics on the Agenda include:

  • The NATO 2030 agenda and revision of NATO’s strategic concept
  • Lessons learned from NATO’s engagement in Afghanistan
  • Democratic resilience & disinformation
  • Russia 
  • China
  • Developments in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Climate change
  • Defence spending & innovation
  • Arms control

During the Annual Session, the Assembly’s five Committees will discuss the drafts of fifteen in-depth policy Reports and adopt policy recommendations addressed to NATO governments and parliaments.

Moreover, the Assembly's President, Gerald E. Connolly, senior representatives of the government of Portugal and NATO's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, will address the Session’s Plenary Sitting.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, participants unable to join in person will be able to take part in the session remotely. 

Download the press programme here (subject to change).

Gerald E. Connolly, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

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Adao Silva, Head of the Portuguese delegation to the NATO PA

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