Obama and Stoltenberg affirm their support for Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama, during a meeting with the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, at the White House reaffirmed his support of Ukraine and called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a pillar of collective security in the U.S. and Europe. "We continue to be united in support of Ukraine," said Obama as quoted by the AFP News Agency.

Obama also said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) continues to be a cornerstone of the collective defenses for the United States and Europe. "NATO continues to be a mainstay, a cornerstone of our collective defenses and security policy of the United States," Reuters quoted Obama as saying.

Obama and Stoltenberg said that NATO can help the fight against the Islamic State in Libya as by training troops in Iraq, Jordan and other states. The two also touched upon the conflict in Afghanistan and the need to resolve the conflict with Russia.

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