NATO Defence Ministers discuss the potential and risks of new technologies

NATO Defence Ministers met in Brussels today (26 June 2019) for talks on current security challenges, with the development of new technologies, their use for joint defence purposes and the risk of their misuse topping the agenda.
 
Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš said: “Technological advances require that we not only seize opportunities, but also be ready to respond to the threats that are associated with the growing autonomy of new technologies.” He welcomed the fact that the discussion on new technologies is taking place in an extended format, in the presence of HR/VP Federica Mogherini and partners from Finland and Sweden. He added: “We had an opportunity to discuss unified moves to achieve a common goal, which is the security of our citizens.”
 
On the margins of the ministerial, the NATO Defence Ministers of the countries contributing to enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in the Baltics held a separate meeting. On this occasion, Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš informed his partners about the decision of the Slovak Parliament to extend the deployment of up to 152 service personnel with the Canadian-led eFP Battlegroup on Ādaži Training Area in Latvia.

Author: MO SR - KOd, Photo: MO SR - KOd - Date: 26.06.2019
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