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NATO AP elected its leadership


The plenary session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly taking place in Bucharest on Monday elected its leadership - the President and five vice-presidents for a one-year term in office. 

Paolo Alli (Italy), President of NATO PA and vice-presidents Metin Lutfi Baydar (Turkey), Joseph A. Day (Canada), Rasa Jukneviciene (Lithuania) and Lord Campbell (UK) were re-elected for a new term in office. Moreover, Vitalino Canas (Portugal) got elected vice-president. 

In NATO PA, the President and vice-presidents can be elected for at least two mandates, of one year each. 

The NATO PA treasurer, Marc Angel (Luxembourg) was re-elected, for a new two-year term. 

The Parliamentary Assembly of NATO adopted in plenum the resolutions approved on Saturday and Sunday by the specialist committees: "Stability and security in the Black Sea area", "Strengthened cooperation between NATO and the EU", "Endorsing national armies and security forces in Afghanistan", "Splitting responsibilities - respecting promises", "Splitting responsibilities - respecting promises" and "Maintaining NATO's technological edge: Strategic adaptation and defence research and development." 

The next NATO PA session will take place in May 2018, in Poland, Warsaw.