The Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, on November 30, held a high-level conference: "NATO's OUTLOOK TOWARDS 2030 AND BEYOND". 

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Full event recording:

Separate discussions:

Welcoming address, Opening speech, and Key-note speech by Jens STOLTENBERG, Secretary-General, NATO:

The new Strategic Concept. How will the transforming security environment affect NATO’s core tasks?

Addressing emerging threats and challenges. How to enhance NATO’s 360-degree approach? 

NATO and partners. Is there a need for a revised NATO’s partnership policy?

Presidents’ panel: NATO - Quo vadis?

Closing remarks 

The conference addressed the process launched at the NATO Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Riga to develop the new Strategic Concept for the Alliance. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs opened the conference, and the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the audience with a keynote speech. The first part of the event was devoted to the panel discussions among the Foreign Ministers of NATO member and partner countries. The second part focused on questions related to the Alliance's challenges, changes in the international security environment, and NATO's partnership policy.

By organizing the conference "NATO's OUTLOOK TOWARDS 2030 AND BEYOND" the LIIA in close collaboration with its partners continuous contributing to the development of an excellent, high-level platform for exchanging views on security policy topicalities promoting mutual understanding and dialogue between policy makers and practitioners, think tanks, academia, youth, and the general public. The conference also concludes the annual podcast sessions of the Riga Security Forum 2021, which from October to the end of November, reflects on different security environment-related issues. All podcast sessions, please see at

Published 15 November 2021