Trump: NATO 'no longer obsolete' as he declares commitment to alliance

The US President has again called on alliance members to spend 2% of their GDP on defence

Trump: NATO 'no longer obsolete' as he declares commitment to alliance

President Donald Trump gestures toward NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. | Image: Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association Images

Donald Trump has declared Nato is "no longer obsolete" as he said he was committed to the military alliance.

Following talks with Nato boss Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, the US President again called on alliance members to spend 2% of their GDP on defence.

"If other countries pay their fair share rather than relying on the United States to make up the difference, we will all be much more secure," Mr Trump told reporters.

He said: "The secretary general and I had a productive discussion about what more Nato can do in the fight against terrorism.

"I complained about that a longer time ago and they made a change and now they do fight terrorism.

"I said it was obsolete, it's no longer obsolete."

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