US President Donald Trump will receive NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday in Washington, the White House announced on Saturday.
The two leaders will mainly discuss, according to a statement from the US executive, the "progress" made by the member states of the organization to "increase their defense budget to ensure a fairer distribution of the burden."
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According to the White House, Trump and Stoltenberg will also talk about terrorism, 5G networks and cyber attacks.
This meeting will take place a week after the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, said that NATO is in "brain death" due to the lack of coordination between the United States and Europe and the unilateral behavior of Turkey in Syria.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met after Macron's words with Stoltenberg, and defended the "indispensable" role of the organization.