Norfolk summit (Wales), 4-5 September 2014 [fr]
The NATO Summit in Norfolk (4-5 September 2014 in Wales) was a pivotal moment for Euro-Atlantic security and made it possible to take into account the French priorities .
The Summit highlighted the unity of the Alliance at a time when international tension had challenged its internal cohesion. We strengthened our reciprocal commitments to collective defense through:
the reaffirmation of the Transatlantic Partnership, and the emphasis on the role of European defense as an essential element of the security of the Alliance;
the adaptation of the Allies’ military tool, with the adoption of an "action plan for reactivity" and of a series of measures enabling NATO to adapt to changing threats and assuring our security. The projects driven by France in the field of intelligence in operations – an essential area of paramount importancefor our armies – have notably progressed well;
a strong commitment by the Allies to increase their defense effort. France, one of the exemplary European states in this field, supported a better sharing of responsibilities. This is also a matter of credibility of the Europe of the defense;
the adoption of a reinforced cyber defense policy which commits NATO to better defend its networks and supports the Allies’ efforts in this field;
progress in the area of the reform of NATO, to be pursued by the new Secretary General.