NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told that the regular criticism about the alliance had not hinder it by US President Donald Trump, including that his condemnation on defence expense was having a positive impact.The US President repeatedly blasted on the members of the 29 nation on western security partnership for not paying more into the defense national budget.
Before, appointing office, he insisted ‘NATO’ as obsolete and recent media reports told that he spoke to the senior officials at the last year to pull out.
NATO General Secretary, Stoltenberg, told in the news agency, “President Trump has been very clear, he is committed to NATO. He stated that clearly just a few days ago and also at the NATO summit in July ”. He added, “ But at the same time, he has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more. And therefore at the summit in July last year, we agreed to do more to step up — and now we see the results.”
In 2014, NATO members agreed for spending two percent of their gross domestic product on the defense, by 2024 but around half hour for making that target on course.
Stoltenberg told, hence that at the end of 2020,NATO allies would have included $100 billion extra toward defense expense. He added, “So we see some real money and some real results. And we see that the clear message from President Trump is having an impact ”.
The NATO General Secretary also told, “ NATO allies have heard the president loud and clear and now NATO allies are stepping up. So this is good news meaning that we actually see more fair burden sharing.”