Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 22 November on the NATO summit held in Lisbon on 20 November.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions.
At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or NATO, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
The NATO headquarters are in Brussels and the organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.