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NATO summit: Inauguration of new headquarters, Trump's message to allies
US President Donald Trump and his NATO counterparts on Thursday inaugurated the alliance's new headquarters in Belgium, a sprawling 1.1-billion-euro (USD 1.2-billion) complex expected to be fully up and running early next year. (Photo: AP)
US President Donald Trump and his NATO counterparts on Thursday inaugurated the alliance's new headquarters in Belgium, a sprawling 1.1-billion-euro (USD 1.2-billion) complex expected to be fully up and running early next year. (Photo: AP)
Trump launched an extraordinary broadside at NATO allies for failing to pay their fair share of the defence bill.   Unveiling a memorial to the 9/11 attacks at NATO's new headquarters, Trump also urged the alliance to get tougher on tackling terrorism and immigration in the wake of the Manchester attack. (Photo: AP)
Trump launched an extraordinary broadside at NATO allies for failing to pay their fair share of the defence bill. Unveiling a memorial to the 9/11 attacks at NATO's new headquarters, Trump also urged the alliance to get tougher on tackling terrorism and immigration in the wake of the Manchester attack. (Photo: AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck an entirely different note as she unveiled a memorial made up of a section of the Berlin Wall to mark the end of the Cold War. She was seen talking to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, centre, and French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo: AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck an entirely different note as she unveiled a memorial made up of a section of the Berlin Wall to mark the end of the Cold War. She was seen talking to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, centre, and French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo: AP)
Allies who had hoped to hear Trump publicly declare his commitment to NATO's Article 5 collective defence guarantee were left disappointed as he made no mention of it and instead castigated them on their home turf. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic took their seats at the summit. (Photo: AP)
Allies who had hoped to hear Trump publicly declare his commitment to NATO's Article 5 collective defence guarantee were left disappointed as he made no mention of it and instead castigated them on their home turf. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic took their seats at the summit. (Photo: AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, centre, next to Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu prior to a working dinner meeting, during the NATO summit of heads of state and government, at the NATO headquarters. (Photo: AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, centre, next to Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu prior to a working dinner meeting, during the NATO summit of heads of state and government, at the NATO headquarters. (Photo: AP)
Trump's arrival was also shadowed by new criticism from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who complained about leaks of intelligence to the American media about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in Manchester, England. The two were seen talking during an event marking the opening of the new NATO headquarters. (Photo: AP)
Trump's arrival was also shadowed by new criticism from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who complained about leaks of intelligence to the American media about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in Manchester, England. The two were seen talking during an event marking the opening of the new NATO headquarters. (Photo: AP)
NATO leaders attended the event commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Photo: AP)
NATO leaders attended the event commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Photo: AP)
US First Lady Melania Trump participated in a forum on protecting children from online exploitation. French First Lady Brigitte Macron was seen talking to Melania Trump on their visit to Magritte Museum in Brussels. (Photo: AP)
US First Lady Melania Trump participated in a forum on protecting children from online exploitation. French First Lady Brigitte Macron was seen talking to Melania Trump on their visit to Magritte Museum in Brussels. (Photo: AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him travelling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance. (Photo: AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him travelling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance. (Photo: AP)