FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
BERLIN (Reuters) - NATO member states will affirm the bloc’s collective defence guarantee at their summit this week in the United Kingdom, a German government official said on Monday.
The commitment will be included in the summit’s declaration, the official said, adding that a meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump was envisaged for Wednesday on the sidelines of the meeting.
Reporting by Andreas Rinke; writing by Thomas Seythal; editing by Alexander Ratz and Michael Nienaber