The President of the United States Donald trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation discussed the costs of NATO and the conflict in the Donbass. This is stated in the joint statement of the German Chancellor and the President of the United States.
“They discussed a wide range of issues, including NATO, the situation in the middle East and North Africa, relations with Russia and the conflict in the East of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.
The Chancellor and the President of the United States stressed the fundamental importance of NATO for transatlantic relations and its important role in maintaining peace and stability. “Both are convinced that NATO needs to face the challenges of the 21st century, and that the common defense requires adequate investment in military capabilities and a fair contribution of all allies in collective security”, – stated in the message.
Merkel and trump have agreed to further intensify cooperation in the fight against terrorism and in stabilizing the Middle East and North Africa. Trump accepted the invitation of the Chancellor to attend the G20 summit in Hamburg in July and invited Merkel to soon visit Washington.
The US President also spoke by phone with the head of Russia Vladimir Putin. The details of this conversation, the press service of the trump reports.
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