NATO chief Stoltenberg welcomes Trump-Putin summit

Brussels (AFP) – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday welcomed next month’s summit between the US and Russian presidents, saying it was in line with the alliance’s policy of talking to Moscow while maintaining strong defence.

“I welcome the upcoming meeting between President Trump and President Putin because I believe in dialogue. NATO’s approach to Russia is what we call a dual-track approach, it is defence and dialogue,” Stoltenberg said as he arrived for an EU summit.