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"We discussed NATO's strong commitment to Georgia's security and territorial integrity and reviewed the many ways that Georgia and the alliance are working together", Stoltenberg said.
Rumours about Trump and Tillerson's fractious relationship came to a head on Thursday when several U.S. media outlets - citing White House sources - predicted Tillerson's resignation and replacement by Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo.
"From the Western Balkans to Afghanistan, NATO has great experience in training local forces and building the capacity of local institutions", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the end of a two-day meeting of the Alliance's Foreign Ministers in Brussels.
European security and North Korea will be the main talking points at a meeting of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski and other NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday.
A senior State Department official briefed reporters ahead of the trip, Tillerson's seventh visit to Europe since talking the job as chief US diplomat.
The senior state department official said Tillerson will reinforce President Trump's central message of "shared responsibility" in Europe and the global agenda that includes North Korea, Syria and issues related to Russian Federation.
The foreign ministers also will address global security challenges to include North Korea. "I expect we will agree to take NATO-EU cooperation to a new level", he added.
Questions have been raised about whether the reported rift with Trump undermines Tillerson's ability to negotiate with allies, but Stoltenberg said he had no concerns.
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The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky. If the fire crosses the 405 freeway , it will hit one of the highest priced residential areas of Brentwood, she added.
Tillerson, who in 2013 as head of Exxon Mobil was awarded the Order of Friendship by Putin, a Russian state honor, said he hoped to agree to deploy United Nations troops to eastern Ukraine, an idea the Russian president floated in September. "We will conclude with a meeting on NATO's Open Door policy and how we can best support the countries which aspire for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership".
Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center served five or six different Republican and Democratic secretaries of state and said the president's treatment of Tillerson is unprecedented. "No president ever adopted positions that were unethical to the ones that the secretary was taking on Qatar".
Trump rejected the reports as "FAKE NEWS" in a tweet, but acknowledged the pair had policy differences. "And Tillerson, has -the leaders that I have talked to - think that he has well represented US views and engagement with him has been helpful and useful".
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