July 20, 2018 / 10:59 AM / 4 months ago

Merkel - Glad Montenegro is part of NATO's mutual defence umbrella

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that NATO’s mutual defence doctrine applied to all member states and added that she was pleased Montenegro was part of that.

U.S. President Donald Trump had suggested that the small Balkan country was not worth defending against attack.

Reporting by Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt; Editing by Victoria Bryan

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