JUST IN: President Donald Trump’s phone call with NATO while in Mar-a-Lago

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Palm Beach, Fla. – President Donald Trump spoke to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Mar-a-Lago. According to the White House, the two leaders spoke over the phone at 4 p.m. Sunday on a variety of conflicts. Additionally, the President spoke with Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand. Both readouts provided by the White House are seen below.

Statement from the White House

Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the United States’ strong support for NATO. The leaders discussed how to encourage all NATO allies to meet their defense spending commitments. Additionally, the parties discussed the potential for a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border. The parties agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation to address the full range of security challenges facing NATO. President Trump agreed to join in a meeting of NATO leaders in Europe in late May.

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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand spoke on the telephone today. The two leaders affirmed the close friendship and bilateral alliance between the United States and New Zealand. The two leaders discussed regional issues, including challenges to regional peace and security, and the President affirmed to the Prime Minister the U.S. commitment to strong and active engagement in Asia. President Trump expressed appreciation for New Zealand’s significant contributions to international peace and security concerns.