Secretary General thanks President Trump for his commitment to NATO

  • 14 Nov. 2019 -
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  • Last updated: 14 Nov. 2019 23:51

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked US President Donald Trump for his strong leadership and commitment to the Alliance in a meeting at the White House on Thursday (14 November 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted rising defence investment across European Allies and Canada, amounting to more than $100 billion extra in recent years, adding that Allies are determined to keep up the momentum.

The Secretary General also pointed to the Alliance's important role in fighting international terrorism, including with training missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and congratulated the President on the recent operation against ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed the importance of the bond between Europe and North America, saying it is in the national interest of all Allies.