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US wants 'strong Europe', but must be fair in sharing defence burden: Trump

"We want a strong Europe, it's very important to us and whichever way we can do it the best and more efficient would be something we both want," Trump said.


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 10-11-2018 16:14:46 IST United States
US wants 'strong Europe', but must be fair in sharing defence burden: Trump
  • Asked what he meant when he tweeted that he felt insulted by Macron's comments that Europe should reduce its dependence on the United States for security, Trump said: "We want to help Europe but it has to be fair." (Image Credit: Twitter)

The United States wants a "strong Europe" and is willing to help its ally, but Europe must be fair when it comes to sharing the defence burden, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday.

"We want a strong Europe, it's very important to us and whichever way we can do it the best and more efficient would be something we both want," Trump said in remarks after being greeted by President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

Asked what he meant when he tweeted that he felt insulted by Macron's comments that Europe should reduce its dependence on the United States for security, Trump said: "We want to help Europe but it has to be fair. Right now the burden sharing has been largely on the United States."

(With inputs from agencies.)


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