NATO chief hails strength of transatlantic bond on defence, security

In an interview with FRANCE 24, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the forthcoming NATO summit in Brussels July 11-12 would not be divisive like the recent G7 summit in Canada, despite "differences" between the US and its allies on issues such as trade. "When it comes to defence and security, the transatlantic bond is not weakened, but strengthened," he said. Stoltenberg added that President Donald Trump had recently "reconfirmed his strong personal commitment to NATO".