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 Obama to propose closer cooperation of NATO and EU in military sector at Warsaw summit, - The New York Times

Americans and Europeans must not forsake their open, interconnected societies for the nativism and nationalism preached by Donald J. Trump or Britain’s Brexiteers.

This a rgument could define Obama's foreign policy in the last six months of his presidency, Censor.NET reports citing The New York Times.

"At the Warsaw meeting, a senior administration official said, Mr. Obama plans to emphasize the need for the European Union to cooperate more closely with NATO," the newspaper reports.

This has long been a goal of the United States, but the exit of Britain from the union makes it more urgent, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in advance of the NATO meeting. NATO and the European Union could collaborate in countering cyberattacks, coordinating military exercises and patrolling the central Mediterranean.

Read more: Deterrent force, capable to make Russia forget about threatening other countries, to be created at NATO Summit, - Poland's Defense Minister

The departure of Britain from the European Union is likely to have significant, if not immediate, effects on Europe's security. Some experts express fear that it will weaken the response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, for example. At the Warsaw meeting, a senior administration official said, Mr. Obama plans to emphasize the need for the European Union to cooperate more closely with NATO, the newspaper reports.

NATO summit is scheduled for July 8-9 in Warsaw. On June 3 President Poroshenko announced he would take part in the summit at the level of heads of states.



 
 
 
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