NATO FMs meet in Prague on Ukraine amid protest-Xinhua

NATO FMs meet in Prague on Ukraine amid protest

Source: Xinhua

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2024-05-31 00:26:30

PRAGUE, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states gathered in the Czech capital on Thursday for a two-day informal meeting to discuss support for Ukraine and preparations for the July NATO summit in Washington D.C, the United States.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he expects leaders in Washington to make important decisions in three areas: strengthening NATO's defenses, deepening the alliance's partnerships, and increasing support for Ukraine.

Fiala said that the Czech Republic had fulfilled its commitment to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense this year and will continue to do so in the coming years. He also said his country will continue to supply Ukraine with ammunition into next year.

Also on Thursday afternoon, several dozen anti-war demonstrators gathered in Prague's Hradcany square to protest the Czech Republic's involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Protesters carried drums and banners with slogans such as "Stop guns", "Let's get out of NATO" or "Stop NATO", the Czech News Agency reported.