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The NATO Summit was held recently in Brussels. During the summit, countries agreed to step up their collective defence against threats from all directions.
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also called North Atlantic Alliance is an intergovernmental military alliance.
- Formed in: NATO was formed in 1949 with the signing of the Washington Treaty.
- Members: It consists of 30 countries from North America and Europe.
- The most recent member state is North Macedonia, included in NATO in 2020.
- Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.