NATO countries have agreed to establish a security centre for critical undersea infrastructure. This was stated in the final statement published on Tuesday at the end of the first day of the summit in Vilnius.
The alliance countries announced an agreement “to establish a network bringing together NATO, allies, the private sector and others to improve the exchange of information and experience”.
“The threat to critical underwater infrastructure is real and growing. <… > The protection of critical underwater infrastructure within the Alliance remains under their national jurisdiction and is provided by a collective commitment. We have agreed to establish the infrastructure of the NATO Critical Submarine Security Centre within the NATO Maritime Joint Command (MARCOM),” the – the communiqué stated. “We have also agreed to establish a network that will link NATO, allies, the private sector and others to improve information and experience sharing,” the – is given in the declaration.