23 Mar 2022 11:26

Extraordinary NATO summit in Brussels on 24 March 2022

A meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will be held on Thursday, 24 March 2022 at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The summit, chaired by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, was convened in connection with the current crisis in Ukraine.

The extraordinary summit on 24 March will address the consequences of the war in Ukraine for NATO countries. In parallel with the summit, bilateral meetings between nations and organisations will also be held. In addition, US President Joe Biden, who is in Brussels for this extraordinary summit, will also attend the European Union summit on 24 and 25 March in Brussels.

Belgium, one of the founding members of NATO in 1949, has also been the seat of the Organisation since December 1966. Brussels and Belgium have recognised experience and know-how when it comes to organising European and international summits. Preparing for the summit requires a great deal of mobilisation by the federal authorities and involves many stakeholders and partners – including FPS Foreign Affairs, FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Defence and FPS Home Affairs – for all aspects related to security and prevention, protocol, mobility and communication. Accordingly, the summit is being organised under the best conditions, in perfect collaboration between federal and regional institutions.

The holding of this summit in Brussels will have a major impact on mobility around NATO headquarters and in the European district, where security perimeters will be set up on 24 March. More information is available on the website of the Brussels Capital Ixelles police zone (fr). On the day itself, real-time information will be disseminated on their Twitter account (Polbru). To guarantee the safety of local residents and visitors, the relevant services will work in an integrated and comprehensive manner. Together, they will monitor the situation at all times.