FOREIGN POLICY/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “US President Donald Trump will attend a NATO leaders’ summit scheduled for May, the White House has confirmed.
‘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 statement from the White House reads.
It added that, in addition to the Leaders Meeting, Trump will also host Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House next month, ‘where they will talk about how to strengthen the alliance to cope with challenges to national and international security,’ the statement adds.
The April meeting with Stoltenberg has been arranged to prepare for a May 25 summit in Brussels on the ‘new security environment, including the Alliance’s role in the fight against terrorism, and the importance of increased defense spending and fairer burden-sharing.’ “
-Euan McKirdy, “White House: Trump will attend NATO leaders meeting in May,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 22, 2017