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Gašparovič: summit confirms importance of NATO

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič said that NATO member states had sent a clear message confirming the continued existence of the military alliance. He was speaking following the February 22 NATO summit in Brussels, reported the TASR news agency.

"There were some doubts in the world and Europe about NATO's future. All of us present today have confirmed the importance of the existence of the alliance," he told journalists.

Also attending, Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said that the summit showed renewed unity and strong support for the alliance.

"I am personally seeing calls for the alliance to be united and winning respect," he said.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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