Nato chief trumpets new 'momentum' with EU military ties

2016-12-06 19:34


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Brussels - Nato's chief says the alliance and the European Union are moving forward on deepening co-operation, as US president-elect Donald Trump insists European allies start pulling their own military weight.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters before chairing talks between Nato foreign ministers on Tuesday that "we have a momentum now".

READ: Trump raises new questions on NATO commitments

He said Nato and the EU would endorse 40 proposals for boosting co-operation on cyber security and hybrid threats, operations at sea and helping neighbouring countries better defend themselves.

Stoltenberg said "questions have been asked with respect to the strength of the trans-Atlantic bond" and that the best way to respond is to boost Nato-EU co-operation.

Trump lambasted Europeans during the US campaign for not paying their fair share of defence budgets and wants Nato to do more against terrorism.

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