Trump will travel to Europe for Nato talks in May
The meeting, planned for May 25, is set to be held in Brussels and comes after Trump vowed to force other members to increase their financial input to the military alliance.
The news comes after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed new dates for a Nato meeting amid plans to skip talks scheduled for April 5-6.
A White House statement said: "The president looks forward to meeting with his NATO counterparts to reaffirm our strong commitment to NATO, and to discuss issues critical to the alliance, especially allied responsibility-sharing and NATO's role in the fight against terrorism.”
The statement added that the President is set to welcome NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the White House on April 12 to discuss "how to strengthen the alliance to cope with challenges to national and international security”.
Mr Tillerson’s decision has reportedly unsettled European leaders and raised questions over US commitment to the alliance.
Instead of meeting fellow Nato ministers, Mr Tillerson plans to stay in the US to attend Trump’s meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping before visiting Russia later in April.
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