Published On: Wed, Feb 6th, 2019

Donald Trump UK visit: US president agrees to London SHOWDOWN with NATO chiefs

Mr Trump will be among the NATO alliance leaders meeting in Britain for a London summit. Mr Stoltenberg said in a statement: “I am pleased to announce that Allies have agreed that the next meeting of Nato Heads of State and Government will take place in London in December 2019.

“We are grateful to the United Kingdom for agreeing to host this meeting in Nato’s 70th anniversary year.

“London was the home of Nato’s first headquarters. The United Kingdom was one of the Alliance’s twelve founding members and continues to play a key role in the Alliance, making essential contributions to our shared security.

“The meeting in London will be an opportunity for Allied Heads of State and Government to address the security challenges we face now and in the future, and to ensure that Nato continues to adapt in order to keep its population of almost one billion people safe.”

Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement: “The UK is one of the founding members of Nato and I am very pleased that the Secretary General has asked us to host a meeting of Nato leaders this year to mark its 70th anniversary.

“For 70 years Nato has been the cornerstone of our national security. But today’s challenges are very different from those we faced when the Alliance established its first headquarters in London.

“The UK has played a central role throughout Nato’s history as it has adapted to deal with new and complex threats to our security.

“So as we pay tribute to the service men and women who have worked so hard over so many years to keep us safe, December’s meeting is an important opportunity to determine the steps we must now take to modernise the Alliance and ensure its continued success.”

This is a developing story, more to follow…

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