Celebrating 70th anniversary, Nato finds new meaning in a very different world

The three-day occasion in Washington, gathering the foreign ministers of 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, is laden with ceremony and symbolism.
The three-day occasion in Washington, gathering the foreign ministers of 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, is laden with ceremony and symbolism.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - The United States is set to unveil a Black Sea package, adding more warships and surveillance in the old Cold War arena on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), the backbone of the western alliance.

The three-day occasion in Washington, gathering the foreign ministers of 29 Nato members, is laden with ceremony and symbolism.

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