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Trump urges NATO members to "pay their fair share" of defense cost

2017-03-18 08:05:13       source:Xinhua News Agency

March 18, 2017


"U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated his support to NATO, but urged its members to 'pay their fair share for the cost of defense.'


'Many nations owe vast sums of money from past years and it is very unfair to the United States. These nations must pay what they owe,' Trump said at a joint press conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Trump added that he thanked Merkel for Germany's commitment to increase defense spending and work toward contributing at least two percent of GDP to defense."


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