"We are the World" raised millions of dollars for famine victims in Africa in the 1980s and has since been sung by people who support different purposes.
Last night was the NATO's turn. The aim was no collection, but rather to strengthen ties within the alliance.
Foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey, Nikos Kotzias and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, stood arm in arm with NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. On the floor Stoltenberg's wife, Ingrid Schulerud, US General Philip Breedlove and other delegates and invitees danced.
The more seemingly informal part, started when the host nation's foreign minister went on stage to thank the orchestra, who had played during the dinner. The band Enbe offered ministers to sing one last song "for peace."
- This brings NATO and the EU closer, Stoltenberg told Çavuşoğlu, as a thank you for the meeting and the karaoke version of the hit from 1985.
The sing-along marked the end of a two-day meeting in Turkish Antalya, where the conflict with Russia and instability in the Alliance's nearby territories was in focus.
- The security situation has changed, and we must be prepared that this is going to be a long-lasting change, says Stoltenberg.
He refers to a more assertive Russia and the turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa.
Then he sang:
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