U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a summit of the leaders of NATO on May 25 in Brussels, the White House confirmed.
Trump’s will discuss a ragne of issues, including the need to increase NATO defence spending for fair share of the cost for the security umbrella for Europe.
Trump surprised key European allies with his demands to increase defense spending and his concept of establishing an alliance with Russia to counter Islamic State terrorists.
“The president looks forward to meeting with his NATO counterparts to reaffirm our strong commitment to NATO, and to discuss issues critical to the alliance, especially allied responsibility-sharing and NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism,” a White House statement said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit the White House on April 12 to discuss “how to strengthen the alliance to cope with challenges to national and international security,” the statement said.