the hague - The rising tensions between the United States and North Korea are raised during a visit by Minister Jeanine Hennis of Defense to her American colleague James Mattis. The two officials also speak in Washington on Tuesday the military missions to which both countries participate, such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
Furthermore, ministers talk about a better distribution of the burden within NATO alliance and the greater responsibility that Europe has to take in the area of security, according to the Ministry of Defense. The US insist that Europe has to raise more money for defense.
Defense emphasizes that the United States is an important security partner for the Netherlands. Conversely, the Netherlands is an important partner for the Americans, including in promoting stability and combating terrorism, but also in the field of equipment such as the F-35.