Trump, Stoltenberg to meet in Washington to solve NATO tension issues

Disagreements happened in the result of Trump's criticism regarding NATO members due to inadequate funding of the bloc, Turkey's attack on Syria and Macron's statement about "brain death of NATO"
10:16, 10 November 2019

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg
Ukraine's mission in NATO/Twitter

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the President of the USA Donald Trump on the invitation of the American side in Washington on Thursday, November 14. The meeting will happen with the aim of solving a tension problem in NATO. The White House announced that as France 24 informs

"The two leaders will discuss NATO allies' "progress on increasing defense spending and ensuring more equitable burden-sharing," the White House statement said.

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Trump and Stoltenberg will discuss such issues as fighting against terrorism, cyber-security and protecting critical infrastructure.

The Chief of the Nort Atlantic Alliance will also meet with U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Congressmen. 

That same day, he will attend a ministerial-level meeting of a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group.

This session was requested urgently by France after Trump announced he was pulling US troops out of northern Syria, raising fears that the jihadist organization could stage a comeback.

Trump has always been criticizing NATO members because of inadequate funding of the bloc, especially Germany, which financed the Alliance in the amount of 2% of the country's GDP. 

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