December 2, 2019 / 11:33 AM / 14 days ago

NATO declaration will include commitment to collective defense: official

BERLIN (Reuters) - NATO member states will affirm the bloc’s collective defense guarantee at their summit this week in the United Kingdom, a German government official said on Monday.

The commitment will be included in the summit’s declaration, the official said, adding that a meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump was envisaged for Wednesday on the sidelines of the meeting.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; writing by Thomas Seythal; editing by Alexander Ratz and Michael Nienaber

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