Obama to Discuss Afghanistan and Transatlantic Burden Sharing with NATO Secretary General on Friday


From White House:  On Friday, May 31, President Obama will welcome NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the White House.   As the most successful alliance in history, NATO lies at the heart of the transatlantic relationship, serving as the bedrock for building shared approaches to the security challenges we share with our 27 NATO allies.  The President looks forward to discussing global and regional security concerns with the Secretary General, to include ending the war in Afghanistan while building an enduring partnership with the Afghan government; sustaining and improving allied defense capabilities and transatlantic burden sharing; and further enhancing NATO’s network of capable partners

The Secretary General’s visit underscores the vital importance the United States places on the North Atlantic Alliance and our relationship with Europe, and our common commitment to tackle challenges from Afghanistan to the Balkans to the Indian Ocean together.

From NATO:  The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will visit Washington, D.C. on Thursday, 30 and Friday, 31 May 2013.

During his visit, the Secretary General will have meetings with the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama. He will also have talks with the Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry and with the National Security Advisor, Mr. Tom Donilon.

On Friday, 31 May 2013,  NATO Secretary General and President Obama will meet the press at the White House at 11:15 am (EST).  (photo: AFP)

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