Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Monday (13 July 2020). He had talks about NATO’s military priorities with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod D. Wolters, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tim Radford, Chief of Staff, General Markus Kneip, and other senior commanders.
The Deputy Secretary General thanked General Wolters for his leadership and for SHAPE’s role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to maintain strong deterrence and defence. Since the beginning of the pandemic, NATO and Allied armed forces have played a key role, including with 350 flights airlifting hundreds of tons of critical supplies around the world, almost 100 field hospitals, and more than half a million of troops supporting the civilian response.
During his visit to SHAPE, one of NATO’s two strategic commands, the Deputy Secretary General visited the Cyberspace Operations Centre and the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre.