Trump NATO pressure paying dividends in Europe, US envoy says

Trump NATO pressure paying dividends in Europe, US envoy says

Trump NATO pressure paying dividends in Europe, US envoy says

Speaking in the run-up to Saturday's rally, Tsavdaridis argued that the people's anger should not be directed at Trump or any other personalization of power, but rather at the policies championed by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states for years that spark and foment wars. The summit also will offer Putin a chance to try to persuade Trump to lift some of the sanctions imposed on Russian Federation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea, its support for separatists fighting the government in eastern Ukraine and its alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

The former Norwegian prime minister said there was no guarantee that the 29-member club of transatlantic defence and security would remain intact.

While noting that "we need to do more" on defence spending, Hutchinson noted that more than half of NATO's members were on track to achieve the target set by the alliance of two per cent of gross domestic product spent on defence by 2024.

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"I think the president will encourage Vladimir Putin to start changing their behavior to be - we'd like for Russian Federation to be an ally, a trading partner". Trump has argued that countries not paying their fair share are freeloading off the USA and has threatened to stop protecting those he feels pay too little.

"So what do you think I should do about North Korea?"

"We received clear assurances from the American side that Ukrainian interests will be confirmed and protected (at the summit)", said a Ukrainian diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. "The United States is not going to take care of everything", Trump said.

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Experts fear the trip could produce a repeat of the dynamics from Trump's last trip overseas, when he admonished Group of Seven allied nations at a summit in Canada before heading to Singapore, where he showered praise on one of America's longest-standing adversaries, North Korea's Kim Jong Un. US officials said the two sides this time would be discussing Russian election meddling, Russia's incursions in the Ukraine and involvement in Syria.

Asked whether Trump shared his sharper perspective, Huntsman said, "The president will drive the discussion on malign activity and election meddling".

The two ambassadors laid out a preliminary schedule for Trump's travels.

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From Brussels, Trump travels to London, where he will hold government meetings before reportedly spending the weekend at the golf course he owns in Scotland. In the afternoon, he will have a one-on-one meeting with Putin, followed by an expanded bilateral meeting and a working lunch before he departs for Washington.

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