Trump's first visit to Europe next May

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He will attend the NATO Summit of Leaders in Brussels

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The summit of NATO leaders on May 25 in Brussels will be attended by US President Donald Trump, the White House announced yesterday.

Trump's visit will give him the opportunity to support his position on his demand that many NATO allies increase their defense spending in order to share the security agency's costs.

The US president has worried key European allies with his demands to increase spending and his statements in support of the alliance with Russia to deal with Islamic State fighters, according to a Reuters report, broadcast by the Athens News Agency.

"The president looks forward to meeting with his NATO counterparts to reaffirm our strong commitment to NATO and to discuss issues vital to the alliance, in particular Allied sharing of responsibilities and NATO's role in the fight against terrorism," he said. the White House.

Trump will receive NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House on April 12 to discuss "how to strengthen the alliance to meet national and international security challenges," the statement said.