I recently visited NATO headquarters in Brussels, along with my Shadow Cabinet colleague Emily Thornberry.
We met many NATO officials and discussed important issues like how to defend the UK and our allies from serious threats such as terrorism and cyber attacks. We also spoke about the damage that fake news can do to our democracies and the need to build resilience against this.
At the end of the visit, we went to the St Symphorien Military Cemetery, which contains the graves of over 500 soldiers. Amongst those buried here were John Parr and George Lawrence Price – the first and last Commonwealth soldiers killed in action during the First World War. It was a moving reminder of the cost of conflict.
In an uncertain world, it is all the more important that we stand together with our allies, and work through organisations like NATO and the UN to achieve a more peaceful and secure world.