At conference end, the NATO heads of state issued a Declaration of Principles and a communique. In both were words to which the people of the Atlantic community, and people everywhere, could rally. Excerpts:
The Declaration of Principles
We, the representatives of 15 nations of the North Atlantic Alliance, believing in the sanctity of those human rights which are guaranteed to all men of free nations by their constitutions, rededicate ourselves and our nations to the principles and purposes of the North Atlantic Treaty.
"This treaty . . . was founded to protect the right of our peoples to live in peace and freedom...