U.S. President Barack Obama has sought support for his anti-terrorist strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as for new nuclear disarmament, during a NATO summit marking the alliance's 60th anniversary.
President Obama made a wide-ranging speech at a sports arena in Strasbourg, France, Friday. He called for a world without nuclear weapons and a new military and development strategy to deal with the al-Qaida threat.
He also discussed these topics during meetings with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Top European leaders pledged to assist with more troops and training in Afghanistan, as well as with diplomatic efforts.
A dinner was organized Friday night in the German town of Baden-Baden as part of the two-day summit, which is taking place both in France and Germany.