Read-out of phone call between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Donald Trump

  • 08 Jan. 2020 -
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  • Press Release (2020) 003
  • Issued on 08 Jan. 2020
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  • Last updated: 14 Jan. 2020 10:43

The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg had a phone call on Wednesday (8 January 2020) with US President Donald Trump on developments in the Middle East. They discussed the situation in the region and NATO's role.

The President asked the Secretary General for NATO to become more involved in the Middle East. They agreed that NATO could contribute more to regional stability and the fight against international terrorism. They also agreed to stay in close contact on the issue.

NATO plays a key role in the fight against international terrorism, including through training missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and as a member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.