1978 Washington summit

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Washington summit
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Map of NATO members
Host country United States
Dates May 30–31, 1978

The 1978 Washington summit was the 5th NATO summit bringing the leaders of member nations together at the same time. The formal sessions and informal meetings in Washington, D.C. took place on May 30–31, 1978.[1] This event was only the fifth meeting of the NATO heads of state following the ceremonial signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949.[2]


In this period, the organization faced unresolved questions concerned whether a new generation of leaders would be as committed to NATO as their predecessors had been.[2]

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  1. ^ NATO. "NATO summit meetings". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Ian Q.R. (1997). The promise of alliance: NATO and the political imagination, p. 101.


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