German, NATO officials wary of Trump-Putin summit

German, NATO officials wary of Trump-Putin summit

German lawmakers and security experts are growing increasingly concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump could take actions at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that are not coordinated with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Reuters reported.

Peter Beyer, transatlantic coordinator for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition, told a German newspaper chain that NATO states had not been included in the planning for the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16.

“There are great concerns in the alliance about what agreements Trump and Putin could reach,” Beyer told the Funke Mediengruppe newspapers in an interview published Saturday.

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