In Estonia suggested to name the new headquarters of NATO in the name McCain
TALLINN, August 26 — RIA Novosti. The ex-President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves offers to name the new headquarters of NATO in honor of a late U.S. Senator and friend of Estonia John McCain.
US Senator from Arizona, died at the age of 81 years. McCain has for years struggled with an aggressive form of brain cancer. On Friday, relatives of the Senator announced that he stopped treatment.
Ilves said that McCain was a great friend of Estonia, supported the withdrawal of the Soviet troops and the Republic’s accession to NATO has always defended the interests of freedom and democracy.
“After spending six years in prison, the Communists, he is better than any other modern Americans know what freedom means. Estonia expressed respect towards him if I suggested to name the new headquarters of NATO in honor of John McCain. This proposal Estonia could speak at a meeting of the North Atlantic Council on Monday,” wrote Ilves on Twitter.
McCain was a pilot of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war. He was captured after his plane was shot down, seriously injured and tortured. McCain held captive for nearly five and a half years.
The new building of the headquarters of the NATO total area of 250 thousand square meters, where officials and personnel have moved into this year, is located across the road from the old premises on Boulevard Leopold the Third in Brussels, which originally served as a hospital. The headquarters of glass and metal, according to the architectural plan represents the clasped fingers, symbolizing the unity of the member countries of the Alliance. The building is located on a total area of 41 hectares.