Sunday, February 5, 2017

President Trump Agrees To Attend NATO Brussels Summit In May

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet a marching band as they arrive at Trump International Golf club to watch the Super Bowl LI between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reuters: Trump agrees to meet NATO leaders in Europe in May

President Donald Trump agreed to meet alliance leaders in Europe in May in a phone call on Sunday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that also touched on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, the White House said.

Trump was elected on a pledge to push NATO members to increase their funding to the western alliance to ease the financial burden on the United States.

This proposal has drawn opposition from both his fellow Republicans as well as Democrats and the idea has worried European allies who fear Russian President Vladimir Putin might take advantage.

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WNU Editor: I expect President Trump will be pushing this commitment during his NATO visit ....Trump presses NATO secretary-general on ‘encouraging’ members to pay fair share -- Washington Times

President Trump Agrees To Attend NATO Brussels Summit In May

Trump will attend NATO meeting in May -- The Hill
President Trump to meet Nato leaders in May: White House -- AFP
NATO Critic Trump Agrees to Attend Brussels Summit in May -- NBC
Trump Speaks of ‘Strong Support’ for NATO in Call With Leader -- Bloomberg

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