In an exclusive interview with DW, Ursula von der Leyen said she was pleased to hear reassuring words from US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the importance of NATO and transatlantic relations.
Speaking in Washington, German Defense Minister von der Leyen said Germany is committed to increasing its defense budget. US Defense Secretary Mattis said Germany's spending plan is "on the right track."
Belgium's prime minister was "unimpressed" after receiving a letter from Trump about sticking to NATO pledges. With less than two weeks until the alliance summit in Brussels, Trump also said Germany needs to up spending.
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