WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary James Mattis has assured European counterparts about Washington’s commitment to Nato, officials said on Friday, as President Donald Trump plans to speak to the leaders of France, Germany and Russia.
Mattis spoke by phone to the defense ministers of France, Germany and Israel on Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.
Speaking to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, he “assured the minister of the United States’ enduring commitment to the Nato alliance,” Davis said in a statement.
“He thanked Minister von der Leyen for her country’s leadership in NATO activities on the Eastern Flank and in …read more
Source: The News International