Address given by Jaap de Hoop Scheffer for the 50th anniversary of the WEU Assembly (Strasbourg, 23 June 2005)

On 23 June 2005, the Assembly of Western European Union (WEU) celebrates its 50th anniversary in Strasbourg, at the Assembly of the Council of Europe, whose premises were shared by the WEU Assembly from 1955 to 1959. In his address, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), emphasises the links between WEU and NATO and the common aims guiding the two organisations, particularly the promotion of democracy. The Secretary General also stresses that it is important to raise public awareness of security and defence issues if these aims are to be achieved.

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Source: Présentation du livre sur la défense de l'Europe (1995-2005) / Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.- Strasbourg: Council of Europe [Prod.], 23.06.2005. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. - VIDEO (00:10:07, Couleur, Son original).
Council of Europe, Avenue de l'Europe, 67075 Strasbourg Cedex.

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