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European defence is a pillar within NATO - France's Macron

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a bilateral meeting with Belgium's Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes at the end of the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

WATFORD, England (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that European defence was not an alternative to NATO but a pillar within the alliance.

Macron was speaking after NATO leaders met near London at a summit aiming to tackle disagreements over NATO spending, future threats including China, and Turkey’s role in the alliance.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten, Dominique Vidalon, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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