NATO summit set for May 25 in Brussels: Spokeswoman

Trump caused dismay in Europe when he said on the campaign trail that NATO was "obsolete" and failing to meet the challenge posed by Islamic terror groups.

Published: 22nd March 2017 02:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2017 10:33 AM   |  A+A-

BRUSSELS: Leaders of NATO nations will gather in Brussels on May 25 for their first summit since the election of President Donald Trump, who been critical of the Alliance, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

They will discuss "the Alliance's role in the fight against terrorism, and the importance of increased defence spending and fairer burden-sharing," a NATO spokeswoman said.

Trump caused dismay in Europe when he said on the campaign trail that NATO was "obsolete" and failing to meet the challenge posed by Islamic terror groups.

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