NATO secretary general urges member states to stick to defense spending targets

  • 2020-03-19
  • LETA/DPA/TBT Staff
BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on allies on Thursday to stick to the goal of spending 2 per cent of gross domestic product on defence - despite the pressure that the coronavirus outbreak will put on government expenditure. The crisis will have "severe consequences" for government budgets, although it is too early to assess the long-term consequences, the head of the defense alliance said on Thursday, the NATO chief said.  However, he stressed that NATO allies had decided to boost defense expenditure because we l...
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