U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday NATO member nations have improved in bearing a greater share of defense costs but added that he hoped to see them spend even more in future years, ONA reports quoting Reuters.
“We’ve worked together in getting some of our allies to pay their fair share. It’s called burden sharing,” Trump said at the White House during a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Trump repeated his complaint that the United States pays a disproportionate share of defense costs for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
However, he added that “tremendous progress” had been made and said the U.S. relationship with NATO was good and the relationship with Stoltenberg is “outstanding.”