NATO Military Committee discussing terrorist threats, says Gen. Sundov

Terrorist threats are the biggest danger to global security and Croatia will continue, with its allies and partners, the joint fight against that "creator of instability," the Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, General Mirko Sundov, said in Split on Saturday after a NATO Military Committee conference.

"One of the most important issues we discussed at the conference in Split were terrorist threats as the biggest danger to global security and stability, but also various other threats to global peace," Sundov told reporters.

NATO member states, including Croatia, are united in the position that the fight against terrorism must continue, he said. "Only in that way can we raise the security of our citizens to a higher level, but also prevent sources of terrorism and other security threats, such as big population migrations, notably of displaced persons and refugees, and the creation of new conflicts between states."

Croatia is participating in six peace operations and missions, including two led by NATO, Sundov said. He confirmed that Croatia was willing to participate with a maneuvering company in the latest initiative to strengthen NATO forces on the alliance's eastern borders, in Lithuania.

He said "Croatia will remain committed to the joint fight against all creators of instability in the world, together with its allies and partners." With its engagement, Croatia shows that it is willing to support one of NATO's fundamental principles, that "the attack on one ally is an attack on all member states of the alliance," he added.

Asked about the topic of today's National Security Council session in Split, Sundov said it discussed "the migrant crisis and the obligations... Croatia undertook at the NATO summit in Warsaw in July."

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