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European officials sing “We Are the World” at NATO meeting

May 14, 2015

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — In a distinctly different note for a military alliance meeting, European officials ended a NATO meeting with a spirited rendition of “We Are The World.”

Taking a break from issues such as the war in Ukraine and instability in the Middle East, NATO and other officials accepted an invitation by a Turkish band to sing a “last song for peace” at a dinner Wednesday hosted by Turkey as the alliance’s foreign ministers met near the Mediterranean city of Antalya.

The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey — Mevlut Cavusoglu and Nikos Kotzias — were seen singing and swaying arm-in-arm to the tune of the 1985 charity song. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini and others also joined in the sing-along.

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