Over 20 NATO allies to spend at least 2% of GDP on defense in 2024, says Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General

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# 17 June 2024 20:45 (UTC +04:00)

More than 20 NATO members will meet the military alliance's target of spending at least 2% of GDP on defense this year, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Speaking to the Wilson Center thinkthank in Washington, Stoltenberg said the number of NATO allies now meeting that spending target compares to less than 10 members five years ago.

"I can only now reveal that this year more than 20 allies will spend at least 2% of GDP on defense," Stoltenberg said.

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