The North Atlantic Alliance
For Slovakia, the Alliance is a fundamental pillar of national security and defence. The country‘s strategic interest is transatlantic unity, credibility and the operational capability of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO). Slovakia has therefore supported the Alliance‘s adaptation, as of June 2021, to security changes in the Euro-Atlantic area and has engaged in discussions on NATO‘s future Strategic Concept. In coordination with other allies of the Bucharest Nine Platform, it has promoted the adaptation of the Alliance‘s tasks pertaining to the new security challenges on its eastern flank. The Slovak Republic advocated for a deepening of the EU-NATO strategic partnership and the harmonisation of EU defence initiatives with NATO processes.