After Trump’s spending demands, NATO summit turns to Afghanistan

After Trump's spending demands, NATO summit turns to Afghanistan

A day after US President Donald Trump demanded for higher defence spending, Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) leaders on Thursday will shift focus on ending the Afghan war.

On Thursday, non-Nato partners including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko will be urged to look at policy rather than politics. 

Trump’s military approach to Afghanistan, which he revamped last year to include a surge in air strikes, will most likely take centre stage.

This after the US leader chided Nato members for failing to spend the targeted 2 per cent of GDP on defence and accused Germany of being a prisoner to Russian energy.

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