The Oi present illustrations and future challenges for the Alliance – with the main axis the Russia and China– were put in the spotlight Conference of the NATO Military Committee held in Athens. The head of GEETHA expressed his satisfaction for the holding of the conference, General Konstantinos Floros, pointing out to the Greek Armed Forces that it exists “Rugged power” in the Balkans.
Alliance relations “with Russia are at the lowest level since the Cold War“, Stated during a press conference the chairman of the Military Committee, Admiral Bauerunderlining that Moscow is threatening stability with its actions.
On the same wavelength, Admiral Bauer characterized China’s provocative actions at the level of international relations.
The chairman of the Military Committee visit “Increase in cyber attacks” depicting global stability and “changing the level of conflict”. He stressed that the role of the Alliance is “to protect peace and prevent conflicts.”
With this in mind, Admiral Bauer stated that the NATO strategy for 2020-2030 It is based precisely on “ensuring the peace and prosperity of the Member States”.
Referring to the discussions that took place at the Conference, the chairman of the Military Committee said that “security threats, NATO activities and users, but also future conflicts that know no borders” came to the fore.
“The reason why the Alliance has managed to protect the freedom and borders of its member states for 72 years is because it is constantly evolving,” he stressed.
He stressed that the NATO Military Commission has a “key role” in the Alliance, providing advice to the political leadership, while clarifying that the Commission’s goal is the decisions taken to be implemented militarily.
NATO and AUKUS strategic partnership
Asked about developments after the AUKUS agreement between the USA, Great Britain and Australia, Admiral Bauer expressed the belief that “It does not directly affect NATO” and explained:
“Australia is not a member of NATO. There are many agreements between member states and other countries that have a political influence on NATO. In the military, however, they do not influence it. “There may be no complications or consequences, but I do not see a direct impact on NATO cohesion.”
For the situation in Afghanistan, pointed out that “developments are tragic for the citizens of the country” while acknowledging that NATO “has a lot to learn” in order to realize “what went well and what did not in Afghanistan”.
Chief of General Staff: The Greek Armed Forces “robust force” in the Balkans
For his part, the head of GEETHA, General Konstantinos Floros, expressed his absolute satisfaction for the conduct of the Cooperation of the Military Committee in Athens, which, as he characteristically said, “took place in the extension of 200 years since the Greek Revolution “.
He stressed that a broad agenda of issues was discussed during the Conference, while emphasizing that “the Military Committee has before it many challenges “ expressing his certainty that “In the end we will succeed.”
For Hellenic Armed Forces, pointed out that there is a “Rugged power” in the Balkans synergies and collaborations with neighboring countries “ensuring security and stability” in the wider region.
As the head of GEETHA said, the program of the Conference “started yesterday [Παρασκευή] with the opening ceremony at the School of Naval Trials “will be completed tomorrow afternoon.
He did not fail to thank the chairman of the Military Committee for taking over the event from Athens, while he added: “I am sure that the conclusions of the Conference will contribute at the political and military level to the Alliance.”