NATO Lisbon Summit, November 19-20, 2010

A NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government will be held on 19-20 November 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. The meetings will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic will host the meetings. The first official event of the Summit is expected in the afternoon of 19 November.

NATO’s concept of a new world and its mission in Afghanistan will be the main topics of discussion. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has put forth an initiative to pare down the number of NATO committees from more than 400 to fewer than 200. Other changes also are in the offing, Flournoy said. The United States would like to revive the NATO-Russia Council, another important issue to be discussed at the summit.