Baku-APA. Slovakia is planning to build a logistics base in Poprad, eastern Slovakia, to support NATO operation, confirmed Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Saturday following the recent NATO summit, APA reports quoting local media.
According to Kiska, the logistics centre should be used for storing ammunition if required by a NATO operation.
"We've pledged to boost our presence in the headquarters in Szczecin, Poland. Furthermore, we've offered our airport in Sliac and the training facility in Lest, both in central Slovakia for the Alliance's manoeuvres," Kiska told reporters in a briefing.
In addition, Slovakia promised during the summit not to lower its defence budget.
The Slovak delegation also agreed to allocate 20 percent of its defence budget on modernisation as of 2016, and by 2020 it should allocate 1.6 percent of the country's GDP on defence purposes.
Leaders from 28 NATO nations agreed Friday to reverse the trend of declining defence budgets, and raise them over the coming decade.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday, the second day of the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, that member states of NATO would review the defence spending progress every year.