Statement: NATO Brussels Summit 2018

16 July 2018

Prime Minister, Theresa May, made a statement in the House of Commons on the NATO Brussels Summit 2018, which took place last week.

In the statement, the Prime Minister said that "our long-term objective remains a constructive relationship with Russia, so it is right that we keep engaging, both as individual nations and as a NATO alliance. I welcome the meeting between President Trump and President Putin in Helsinki today, but as I agreed with President Trump in our discussions last week, we must engage from a position of unity and strength."

The statement was responded to by the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, who asked the Prime Minister if she will "finally suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia while bombs rain down on the people of Yemen?"

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