U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed options for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine during a telephone conversation on February 5, the White House says.
"The parties discussed the potential for a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border," according to their press statement, which also asserted that the U.S. President expressed his support for the alliance.
"The President spoke with the Secretary General about U.S. support for NATO. Both leaders discussed how to help ensure that all members of the alliance meet their financial obligations," the White House informed. “The parties have agreed on close coordination and cooperation to address the entire spectrum of challenges faced by NATO."
After Trump’s conversation with Stoltenberg, the President’s administration reported that Trump has agreed to participate in the upcoming meeting of NATO member countries in May. The NATO summit will be held in 2017 in the new headquarters of the alliance.
On February 4, Trump held a phone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, during which the leaders discussed a number of issues concerning the situation in the Donbas region further cooperation of States and Poroshenko’s forthcoming to the U.S. During that conversation, Trump announced his intention to work towards the restoration of peace in Ukraine.