As President Joe Biden advances his 8- day European tour further, the next stop of his trip is Brussels Military airport where he is scheduled to meet the heads of Northern Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
“I will make it clear that the United States’ commitment to our NATO alliance and Article 5 is rock solid,” Mr. Biden told U.S. troops in the United Kingdom last week on the first stop of his eight-day European trip. “It’s a sacred obligation.” The White House said the communique to be signed by alliance members at the end of the NATO summit is expected to include language about updating Article 5 to include major cyber attacks — a matter of growing concern amid a series of hacks targeting the U.S. government and businesses around the globe by Russia-based hackers.
Article 5 states that an attack on any member will be considered as an attack on all of theme. And it’s to be met with a collective response.
Mr. Biden is focused on building a more cohesive bond between America and allies who had become wary of U.S. leadership after enduring four years of Mr. Trump’s name-calling and frequent invectives about the relevance of multilateral alliances like NATO.
Mr. Biden will also meet Turkey’s president Erdogan on June 14.