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US State Department said on Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would participate in NATO foreign ministers’ meetings in Brussels during Dec. 3-5, reports Xinhua.
According to a statement issued by State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, Pompeo would participate in this semi-annual meeting to review progress made in implementing the agenda agreed by NATO heads of state and government at the Brussels Summit in July.
“Pompeo would renew our call that Allies shoulder a fair share of the burden of responsibility to protect against common threats,” said the statement. “This means living up to the pledge that all Allies made in 2014 and reaffirmed at the 2018 Brussels Summit to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense by 2024 and to invest 20 percent of that in major equipment,” it added.
Transatlantic security issues would also be discussed in this meeting, as well as NATO operations and partnerships, including NATO’s deepening relationship with Georgia and Ukraine, according to the statement.