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USNATO Chargé d’Affaires Speaks at Annual Association of European Journalist Seminar
July 2, 2021

Douglas Jones

The Association of European Journalists held its 33rd annual International Seminar on Security and Defense June 29-30 with a conference titled “The American return to NATO, stimulus or anesthetic?”  The event featured distinguished speakers from across Spain, Europe, and NATO, including Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to NATO, Douglas Jones.  In his remarks, Chargé Jones emphasized the Biden Administration’s commitment to working with NATO Allies, like Spain, to confront shared challenges such as climate change, cyber security, and terrorism.  Spanish journalist Vicente Vallés then led a discussion with Chargé Jones on the importance of NATO in addressing emerging security threats to the United States and countries across Europe.

With Spain set to host the 2022 NATO Summit, the Embassy is looking forward to more opportunities to work with its Spanish partners to strengthen the Transatlantic alliance and promote the shared democratic values that underpin NATO.