John McCain may soon be honored by NATO. A new report suggests the organization is considering naming its new billion dollar headquarters after the former Arizona Senator.
UK Parliament member Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the British foreign affairs committee, reportedly sent NATO a request to name the building after McCain following the Senator’s death on Saturday.
“There can be no more fitting tribute to his career and the values that Sen. McCain espoused — but also no better message for NATO to send at this time of global tension — than to name its new headquarters building after the American statesman,” Tugendhat wrote, according to CNN.
“Very few people embodied the values that NATO is built on in the way Sen. John McCain III did,” Tugendhat continued.
During his career, McCain supported NATO and its inclusion of new European countries.
NATO recently moved into the new brand new billion-dollar headquarters in Brussels and has yet to name the center.
Here are some of the main functions undertaken at the NATO headquarters.
- NATO Headquarters is the political and administrative center of the Alliance.
- It is the permanent home of the North Atlantic Council – NATO’s senior political decision-making body.
- It is also home to national delegations of member countries and to liaison offices or diplomatic missions of partner countries.
- The work of these delegations and missions is supported by NATO’s International Staff and International Military Staff, also based at the Headquarters.
- The Headquarters hosts roughly 6,000 meetings every year.
Naming such an important center of international discussion after John McCain would indeed be a fitting tribute for a man who so deeply cared about international cooperation.
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