Trump to travel to Germany for NATO meeting
President Donald Trump is set to depart Germany for a NATO summit in Brussels this weekend.
Trump is scheduled to be joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who will be joined later on Friday by Irish and Romanian leaders.
Trump is set for the summit in Belgium, where he will meet with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, according to the White House.
The president is set on attending the summit alongside German Chancellor Merkel, who is scheduled for a trip to the United States to meet with Trump, according a White House official.
The president is expected to be accompanied by Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi, Romanian President Ioan Dragnea and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the official said.
Trump and Merkel are scheduled to discuss the Paris climate agreement and the ongoing crisis in Syria, which the leaders have called a defining moment in their nations’ history.
The two leaders will also be meeting in Brussels for talks about NATO and the fight against ISIS, the White White House said.
They will also meet with German Chancellor Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron and Irish President Michael Higgins.