“Russia has maintained its aggressive actions against Ukraine, but NATO and NATO allies stand by Ukraine and stand on your side,” Stoltenberg said in his opening remarks of the NATO-Ukraine Commission session in Kiev.
A Chinese daily said the Indian delegation attended the meeting “despite border rift with China in the Sikkim sector and observers believed that relations between China and India were unaffected by the stand-off between Chinese army and Indian troops along the Sino-India border.”
The U.S. House of Representatives supports calls for every NATO member to spend at least 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defence by 2024
In 2004, over 13 years after its independence from Yugoslavia, the Republic of Macedonia had submitted its application for membership of the EU. The EU accepted the application in 2005, but Greece objected saying Macedonia’s name implied a territorial claim on the northernmost Greek province of the same name.
It is a very complex relationship we have with the government of Pakistan, but your concerns are all well founded, said Tillerson.
In the wake of the terror attack in London, Mike Pence said now was the time for NATO to ‘stand united and stand strong’ against terrorism.
Montenegro became the 29th member of NATO and was praised by the US for sticking to its path of joining the Western military alliance in spite of Russian pressure.
Montenegro became NATO’s 29th member on Monday. The White House says Pence expressed “steadfast commitment to the Alliance and our collective defense obligations.”
While addressing a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni said that he agrees with Angela Merkel’s statement that Europeans need to take the future into their own hands.
Brussels summit of leaders of the free world made news — on its sidelines
Earlier on Thursday speaking at the NATO headquarter in Brussels, Trump firmly asked all 28 NATO nations to contribute their fair share of funds to their defence budget.
Trump questioned the relevance of the NATO military alliance as a presidential candidate.
Merkel is running for a fourth term in September national elections, with many Germans wary of military deployments given the country’s militaristic and nationalistic past.
While stressing that NATO remains important to him, Trump said it wasn’t fair that other NATO allies weren’t paying enough.
US president-elect Donald Trump suggested during the election that only allies paying their fair share might deserve protection from the United States.