Previously we discussed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson having a conflict in schedules with a Brussels NATO meeting. Both Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are visiting President Trump and Secretary Tillerson in the first week of April. The Brussels NATO meeting was scheduled for April 5th and 6th.
The U.S. leftist media tried to make a controversy over the scheduling conflict. However, now NATO has agreed to change their meeting date.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of NATO says he is certain a semiannual meeting of the alliance’s foreign ministers can be rescheduled so Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can attend.
U.S. officials said this week that Tillerson was planning to skip next month’s meeting in Brussels. Shortly after, he plans to visit Moscow. The decisions led some European officials to worry about the Trump administration’s commitment to the alliance.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told The Associated Press in an interview that he met with Tillerson Wednesday and they agreed to have their staffs work out an alternative schedule. Stoltenberg said he was “absolutely certain” they could find a date that works for everyone.
Stoltenberg was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting in Washington of the 68-nation coalition fighting the Islamic State group. (link)