NATO to join anti-Daesh coalition, Stoltenberg says

NATO will join the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition Thursday at a summit with President Donald Trump, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said.

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NATO will join the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition Thursday at a summit with President Donald Trump, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said.

“This will send a strong political message of NATO’s commitment to the fight against terrorism,” Stoltenberg said.

Meanwhile, after the NATO ambassadors meeting, a diplomat said that the member state representatives had decided on an action plan on terrorism for the summit, which “includes the accession of NATO to the global coalition against Daesh.”

“That’s certainly the expectation for all European allies,” added the diplomat.

The NATO leaders’ summit will take place in Brussels May 25. The main focus of the summit is expected to be the international fight against terrorism, in the wake of the Manchester terror attack that killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more.

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