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Trump expressed support for NATO during meeting with Merkel
08:49, 18 March 2017
Trump expressed support for NATO during meeting with Merkel

President stressed the necessity for all allies to make the contribution to the alliance

08:49, 18 March 2017

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US President Donald Trump assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Washington’s commitment to NATO. Trump said this during joint press conference with Merkel in White House, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

"I expressed my strong support for NATO to Chancellor Merkel, as well as the need for our allies in the alliance should make their contribution," Trump announced.

Merkel welcomed the statement in turn.

Beyond that, commenting on wiretap case, Trump insisted that Barack Obama ordered to tap him during election campaign, Reuters reported.

Trump noted that they "at least have something in common" with Merkel, hinting that she was also wiretapped by Obama administration.

As it was reported earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a visit in Washington - this is her first official meeting with US President after he was elected. Merkel also claimed that not all arrangements in terms of Minsk agreement were reached.

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