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    Next NATO Summit to Be Smaller to Give Platform to Trump as New US President

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    Secretary General said that NATO summit in 2017 will take place in a narrower format as it will be providing a platform for US President-elect Donald Trump.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The NATO summit in 2017 will take place in a narrower format as it will be providing a platform for US President-elect Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday.

    "We have decided to have a summit next year but that will be a summit with the smaller format than normal because it’s a summit which will provide the platform for the new elected president, for incoming president, for president-elect Donald Trump to meet with NATO," Stoltenberg told a press conference.

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