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NATO summit: 'NATO is stronger than ever'

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo participated in the annual NATO summit of heads of state and government in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius over the past two days. The agenda included Sweden's accession to NATO, and cooperation with Ukraine. Finland participated for the first time as a full NATO member.

Alexander De Croo: "After the NATO summit in Vilnius we have two new countries joining, Finland and Sweden, so NATO is stronger than ever. This is how we make sure we keep Europe safe and defend our freedom and democracy even better."

The war in Ukraine was one of the topics of discussion in Vilnius. Belgium is joining the F16 coalition and will train Ukrainian pilots to use F16s to defend their country.