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US President welcomes NATO policy on Ukraine

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 18. At a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US President Joe Biden discussed and welcomed the alliance's efforts to support Ukraine, as well as cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, the White House said in a statement.

"The President welcomed steps NATO Allies are taking to support Ukraine and to deepen partnerships, including in the Indo-Pacific," the statement said.

The two sides also reportedly discussed "significant progress" on defense spending, including that the 23 NATO countries would spend 2% of their GDP on defense.

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