NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is insisting that Georgia will one day join the world's biggest security alliance, despite separatist ambitions in parts of the former Soviet republic.
A White House spokeswoman said his remarks came as he was urging leaders to increase their outlays on defence and were not a formal proposal.
Jens Stoltenberg, Nato secretary-general, pictured here among alliance leaders, struck a diplomatic note about Mr Trump's outspoken calls for other countries to live up to their goal of spending 2 per cent of their economic output on defence.
Trump arrived on the back of a barrage of criticism of Europe on issues ranging from trade to energy and above all his claims that the continent freeloads on the back of America for its defence.
Trump continued the attack through the day after first raising it at a breakfast meeting.
US President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance and its support for the plan to double capacity of the Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing traditional routes through Ukraine.
Praising new initiatives to build capacity, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg estimated that as much as 266 billion additional USA dollars would be spent by European allies and Canada on defense by 2024.
Demolish or preserve Taj Mahal: Supreme Court to Centre
The Taj "is more attractive than the Eiffel Tower" and could have solved the country's foreign exchange problem, the judges noted. If you had looked after it your foreign exchange problem would have been solved", said the judges.
Washington repeated a warning on Wednesday to Western firms invested in Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany that they were at risk of sanctions, and said Moscow was using the project to divide Europe.
The tone of their remarks contrasted with an earlier breakfast between Trump and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg, when the Republican president said Germany's reliance on Russian energy left it "in the control" of Moscow and Merkel later referred to her youth in Soviet-run East Germany to insist Berlin was now fully sovereign.
"Instead, President Trump just insults friends who have sacrificed to hold that pressure together". A source close to Macron said Trump had voiced his "personal attachment" to Europe and gave "rather positive and constructive messages" to his allies.
In his statement posted on Twitter, Kerry said Trump's broadside against an American ally had weakened the United States.
The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the U.S. pays more than others.
Trump will meet the Russian leader in Helsinki on 16 July for their first summit amid an ongoing investigation in the United States into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia. We are going to have to do something.
Mercedes opted to keep both of its drivers out when the Safety Car was deployed due to Marcus Ericsson's crash at Turn 1. Raikkonen was adjudged to have been at fault with the stewards meting out a 10-second penalty.
Describing radical anti-formula efforts as "encouragement of breastfeeding", as media reports did, is extremely tendentious. Another section called on countries to restrict promotion of food products that could have harmful effects on children.
China 'cannot match fresh US tariffs, ' Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank said. " Tariffs are taxes , plain and simple". On Wednesday, China's main stock index lost 1.8 per cent and Japan's market benchmark fell 1.1 percent.
Stormy Daniels is pictured during an interview with Anderson Cooper about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. A person who answered the phone at Sirens, the strip club where Daniels performed, declined to comment.
Brooks était venu informer le réalisateur Brad Furman que la prochaine prise de Johnny Depp allait être la dernière de la soirée. Des faits qui se seraient produits au mois d'avril 2017 sur le tournage du film City of Lies .
Le grand Américain atteint à 33 ans pour la première fois le dernier carré d'un tournoi du grand chelem (à sa 12e tentative). Isner est le seul joueur du tournoi à ne pas avoir été victime d'un bris de service jusqu'à maintenant.
The name switch came before the release of 2005's Southland Tales , when his star outside the wrestling ring was on the rise. Neve Campbell, Chin Han , Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann , Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan co-star.
Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip
Before announcing the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers, Erdogan noted that basically there will be new names in it. The president has said he plans to streamline the cabinet, reducing the number of ministries from 26 to 16.
Woman accidentally steals auto for two weeks
He had remembered the owner of the Infiniti, who also went to Enterprise to rent a auto , thinking his vehicle was in fact stolen. The keys she turned in belonged to a Nissan Infiniti rather than a Sentra, leaving the manager "slightly confused", said police.
Thailand cave rescue: First pics of boys in hospital
The three Royal Thai Navy SEAL divers and medics who stayed in the cave with the boys and coach since they were located on July 2. Nopparat Kanthawong, the head coach of the Wild Boars team, told CNN that he did not know why the boys had gone into the cave.
North Korea's Ri Su Yong visits Moscow
Trump did not give any sense of when he might give the CD to Kim. "Vladimir Putin must be licking his chops". Pompeo did not meet with Kim during the trip, his third to North Korea.
Kane ‘gutted’ as England’s World Cup dream dies
It was the plucky South Americans' second World Cup title, with the first coming on home soil in the inaugural edition in 1930. When England don't have the ball, they struggle against teams who are comfortable with it.
Croatian Saultites celebrate World Cup victory
Only great teams can be as fearless as we were and fight back from a goal down against teams like England ", Mandzukic said. The Croatians had enough left in the tank to put away England , but France have been the strongest team in the tournament.