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Brussels, 11.07.18: Before the NATO summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel met the press. She said that Germany is committed to the resolutions made at the Wales summit to increase defence spending towards the two percent mark.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Philippe Etienne, the foreign policy advisor of the French President open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas and Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen accompanied Angela Merkel to the summit.

Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement to the press before the NATO summit in Brussels. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Over two days the military alliance discussed the current challenges in the field of security policy.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen before the summit begins open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Between sessions, Angela Merkel talks with Philippe Etienne, the foreign policy advisor of the French President. (3rd from left)

Working session at the NATO summit open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

On the sidelines of the summit the Chancellor met with President Donald Trump. They discussed the transatlantic alliance and cooperation within NATO.

Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Donald Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels. open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Consultations within the German delegation. Germany owes much to NATO, said Angela Merkel, but it also gives a great deal. Germany provides the second largest contingent of troops.

Chancellor Angela Merkel with her advisors Lars-Hendrik Röller and Jan Hecker as well as Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

Brussels, 12.07.18: Consultations continued on day two. Georgia and Ukraine, represented by President Petro Poroshenko, were invited to attend the first session of the day.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in discussion with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the NATO summit in Brussels open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

In a summit declaration, the NATO partners expressed their commitment to fair burden-sharing as the basis for continued cohesion and solidarity within the alliance.

Chancellor Angela Merkel during a session at the NATO summit open popup Photo series Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

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