The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit can be described in one word: intense.
U.S. President Donald Trump began it slamming Germany for being dependent on Russian energy and demanding an even higher commitment on military spending from NATO allies.
Despite the tension and rumors that Trump might even pull the United States out of NATO, Trump said Thursday he remains committed to the alliance.
CGTN’s Mariam Zaidi reports from Brussels.
To discuss this:
- Marko Mihkelson is the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament.
- Alexander Nekrassov is a former adviser to the Russian government.
- Harlan Ullman is a senior adviser at the Atlantic Council.
- John Sitilides is a global risk analyst for Trilogy Advisors.
Trump also suggested that NATO allies commit to spending four-percent of their GDP on defense — double the current goal of two-percent by 2024.https://t.co/3b7dDLdIUx
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