NATO summit host Spain seeks focus on southern security
When NATO leaders convene in Madrid on June 28-30 they are due to revamp the alliance's strategic concept, which outlines its main security tasks and challenges but has not been revised since 2010. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares has been pushing for NATO to broaden its scope to help deal with non-military threats such as "the political use of energy resources and illegal immigration" in Africa.
As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence to Africa.