Zeman: NATO should focus primarily on combating international terrorism

20-11-2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation should focus on fighting international terrorism, the main, if not only, enemy of civilised states, Czech President Miloš Zeman said at a meeting of Czech heads of military command on Wednesday. He and Defence Minister Lubomír Metnar also said they were against a withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Czech president also mentioned the recent remark by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, who said in a recent interview with the Economist magazine that NATO was in a state of "brain death". Mr. Zeman said that “if NATO is not to be in a state of brain death, it should become more offensive and realise what its real role in the current world is.”