Lord Cameron urges Nato allies to fulfill 2% spending dedication

The International Secretary urged all members of the alliance to fulfill the spending dedication as he attended a Nato assembly in Brussels along with his counterparts from throughout the alliance.

Donald Trump, who’s more likely to be the Republican candidate for US president on this 12 months’s elections, has been an outspoken critic of Nato members who haven’t met the goal.

Talking as he arrived in Brussels, Lord Cameron mentioned: “Crucial factor we are able to do to verify this alliance continues to develop and continues to strengthen is to make sure that all of us spend over 2% of our GDP on defence.

“Many extra international locations at the moment are doing that, however we want each nation to do this.

“Frankly, that’s the neatest thing to do to verify the Nato summit in Washington this summer time is a hit, and additionally it is one of the simplest ways to organize for the American elections within the autumn, no matter their consequence could also be.”

The UK at the moment spends roughly 2.2% of GDP on defence spending however Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has vowed it will rise to 2.5% “as quickly as financial circumstances permit”.

This 12 months marks 10 years since Nato allies dedicated to speculate not less than 2% of their GDP on defence spending at a summit in Wales.

The 2024 Washington Nato summit is scheduled to start on July 9, per week earlier than the US Republican social gathering meets for its nationwide conference, the place Mr Trump is anticipated to be chosen as its presidential candidate.

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