Trudeau, Trump talk trade during sideline meeting at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Riga Latvia on Monday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Riga Latvia on Monday

In early June, the Times reported that some of the ministers in the United Kingdom cabinet were nearly in a state of panic over the meeting between Trump and Putin. And the administration's broader policy toward Russian Federation is harsher than the rhetoric employed by Trump, who recently suggested that Moscow be readmitted to what is now the Group of Seven, since Russian Federation was kicked out of the bloc of industrialized countries for annexing Crimea from Ukraine. "Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025".

"Trump has maybe a little less room to maneuver if he wants to downplay the issue or pretend that it's not real", said Jeffrey Mankoff, a Russian Federation expert at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The US had "been far tougher on Russian Federation than anybody", Mr Trump said yesterday as he vowed to take a firm line with Vladimir Putin when they meet next week.

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted the Russian intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

"So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route".

"The commitment was at two percent and that'll be going up quite a bit higher than that", he said.

Trump has been pushing for the 29 allied nations that make up North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to speed up their commitment to increasing defence spending to two per cent of GDP - a goal set in 2014 with a 10-year deadline.

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As for Trump's demand, Freeland said Canada was a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation co-founder and has contributed to every single alliance mission.

Trump heads to Britain on Thursday, where the government is in crisis over Brexit and where tensions with Russian Federation have spiked after London blamed Moscow for the death this month of a British woman from contact with the Novichok nerve agent.

"You know, the two per cent was a range, a goal, it wasn't something they were committed to".

Mr Trump fuelled a fire by appearing to criticise prime minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, after the resignation of foreign secretary Boris Johnson and her minister in charge of the European Union exit, David Davis. But the United States benefits a great deal from this, and U.S. involvement in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has long helped it solidify its role as one of the globe's leading powers, if not the most powerful country in the world. You got me!' There won't be Perry Mason here, I don't think. But Mr Trump seemed satisfied they had agreed to meet the target soon.

"Our presence there (Latvia) is a very meaningful, strong important contribution and this new contribution ... it's another sign of Canada stepping up".

French President Emmanuel Macron said the summit atmosphere was "much calmer than everyone had said" and he saw a will to maintain the unity of the alliance, while Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said Trump was "constructive".

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