The NATO Vilnius Summit in Debrief: The Reconstruction of Deterrence and Defence An Expert Exchange with LtGen (Ret) Claude Van de Voorde


13 July 2023




Meeting room of the Egmont Institute

Type of Event

Expert Exchange


Egmont Institute

On 11-12 July NATO Heads of State and Government are meeting in Vilnius to take stock of the new baseline for the deterrence and defence posture of the alliance, and to take further steps in transforming the European security architecture. The NATO Military Committee was heavily involved in shaping the process of alliance adaptation underway since 2014. In this Egmont Working Lunch, LtGen (ret) Claude Van de Voorde will offer his personal reflections on the Vilnius Summit outcomes and the broader trends observed throughout his distinguished career.


About the speaker

Lieutenant General Claude Van de Voorde served as the Belgian Military Representative to NATO until June 2023. In earlier assignments, he served as chief of military intelligence, chef de cabinet of the minister of defence, and air component commander. As F-16 fighter pilot, he commanded the 31 ‘Tiger’ Squadron and the 10th Tactical Wing at Kleine Brogel Airbase. He studied at the Royal Military Academy and at the NATO Defense College.


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