|NATO Summit Brussels 2018|
2018 Brussels Summit
|Date||11–12 July 2018|
|Venue(s)||NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium|
|Follows||2017 Brussels summit|
The 2018 Brussels Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was the 29th formal meeting of the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, held in Brussels, Belgium, on 11 and 12 July 2018.
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On the opening day of the conference the President of the United States, Donald Trump, caused controversy by asserting that Germany is beholden to Russia over its involvement in the Nord Stream gas pipeline project aimed at doubling energy imports from Russia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in Soviet-controlled East Germany, rebuffed Trump's comments and noted "I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany. Because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions."
For the first time a RF Drone Detection System was used (a white dome seen at the right rooftop of the summit picture)
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