Nato leaders plan to turn their attentions to the conflict in Afghanistan, on the second day of a summit so far dominated by demands from President Donald Trump.
Nato’s Secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, on Wednesday stated that he hopes the bloc will agree to fund Afghan security forces until 2024.
Trump on Wednesday urged Nato allies to commit 4% of their annual output (GDP) to military spending.
He also singled out Germany for criticism over its defence spending.
Nato leaders are hoping for a more conciliatory tone on Thursday before Trump leaves for the UK.