The US President Donald trump, who arrived in Brussels for meetings with EU and NATO would insist that the Alliance joined the coalition fighting the terrorist group «Islamic state».
This was stated on Wednesday, may 24, U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson in conversation with reporters, held at the gangway of the presidential plane, the newspaper writes the Washington Examiner.
In addition, trump will demand that NATO member States have fulfilled their obligations and began to pay for the needs of the Alliance to 2% of annual GDP.
«The US spends 4% We make great efforts to ensure our common security. You must pay your share – this will be the main topic of his message PATO», – leads edition of the words Tillerson.
He also stressed that the accession of the countries-members of the Alliance who are currently in the role of observers to the fight against ISIS will be an important step in addressing this problem, and he hoped that the Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, is aware of this.
We will remind that on Wednesday afternoon the US President and his entourage arrived in Brussels, where he will meet Donald trump with the leadership of NATO and European Union representatives. In addition, trump will hold talks with king Philippe of Belgium and Prime Minister Charles Michel.
During the election campaign of the current head of the White house subjected the Alliance to sharp criticism, calling this structure obsolete, and promised that he will ask its members to allocate the NATO minimum of 2 per cent of annual GDP – as enshrined in the Charter of the Alliance.
Not less critical, he spoke of Brussels, where the headquarters of NATO and the EU. After the recent terrorist attacks, which revealed the weakness of local law enforcement, trump called the capital of Belgium «hell hole».
Brussels – the fourth stop of the trump in its first tour abroad. The fifth and last will be Sicily, where he will meet with leaders of the seven leading countries of the West.