British PM praises NATO’s role in maintaining world security

LONDON, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the role played by the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in keeping security worldwide.

This came in a speech he delivered at the opening session of NATO leaders’ meeting held in Watford, northern London, marking the alliance’s 70th anniversary.

NATO continued to provide “peace and prosperity for hundreds of millions of people” because of “a very simple concept of safety in numbers,” he said.

He described NATO as a “giant shield of solidarity” that “protects nearly a billion people, as long as we stand together no-one can hope to defeat us,” he added.

Nevertheless, Johnson warned that security should not be taken for granted, pointing out the importance of the commitment of all Member States to their commitments and financial obligations.

On the other hand, he referred to the need not hesitate as friends and partners in discussing the facts and developments, especially the responses of NATO to the emergency threats in various fields.

The summit is overshadowed by comments of the French President Emmanuel Macron, in which he once again criticized the alliance calling it “brain dead”, which US President Donald Trump saw as a big insult to member states.

Source: Kuwait News Agency