President Donald Trump arrived in London last night to participate the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th year anniversary and attend the NATO leaders meeting which is held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
The President of United States, Donald Trump and Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General for NATO met at Winfield House in London ahead of the Meeting of NATO Leaders on Tuesday.
They discussed improvements to the readiness of Allied forces, stepping up the fight against terrorism and addressing other strategic challenges. The Secretary General stressed that NATO is the most enduring and successful alliance in history as it continues to adapt to the evolving threats Allies face.
They also discussed the progress made on burden sharing in the Alliance, with European Allies and Canada due to spend $130 billion extra by the end of 2020, a figure that will rise to $ 400 by the end of 2024. The Secretary General stressed that this was unprecedented, and making NATO stronger.
Twenty Nine leaders from the NATO alliance countries gather in London on Wednesday to celebrate the organization’s 70th year anniversary and discuss the NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism, arms control, relationship with Russia and the rise of China.
The meeting will also touch on Afghanistan discussing the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.
Currently there are 16,000 NATO forces in Afghanistan who assist Afghanistan National Security Defense Forces with technical training support.