Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) attended a working dinner with United States President Donald Trump in London on Wednesday, following a NATO leaders' meeting at the summit there. The lunch was open to leaders from countries who have met the 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution to NATO requirement, ERR reports.
"Transatlantic cooperation and the United States' leadership is a cornerstone of NATO," Ratas said of the meeting, according to a government press release.
"Equally important have been the increased investments by European and Canadian allies in their defense budgets, and in their military capabilities," Ratas continued.
A total of nine NATO countries currently meet the 2 percent requirement, according to ERR.
"These countries have not defaulted. In some cases, they even pay more than 2 percent because they believe so much in what we do, and that is indeed a sign of respect for the U.S.," President Trump said.
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