NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
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Seat: Brussels, Belgium
Founded: 1949 (4th April 1949 - the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington D.C.)
Member States: 26 countries from North America and Europe
Aims: Fulfilling of the North Atlantic Treaty, safeguarding the freedom and security of its members by political and military means, safeguarding the common values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and the peaceful resolution of disputes and promoting these values throughout the Euro-Atlantic area.
The Czech Republic is a member of NATO since 12th March 1999.
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