U.S. President Donald trump demanded that the leaders of the member States Alliance to double military spending. Such a statement he made during a NATO summit in Brussels on 11 July, reports Reuters.
According to the American leader, instead of my selections above two percent, the NATO countries must contribute to the military four percent of GDP.
the White house confirmed the President’s words, but noted that they do not reflect the official policy of Washington, the Agency said.
“Now keep wondering, “is he serious about four percent?””, explained the reaction of leaders to the proposal of trump, the President of Bulgaria rumen Radev. His words convey The Wall Street Journal.
General Secretary of Jens Stoltenberg said: “first you need to two percent reach. I focused on this”.
according to the newspaper, during the summit of heads of States of the Alliance signed a joint Declaration according to which, by 2024, contributions from the budgets for military spending should reach two percent. It is noted that the increase is welcomed.