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NATO chief says 18 countries meet 2% military spending target

He added that NATO's European states would invest a combined total of $380 billion in defence this year.
Last Updated 14 February 2024, 10:37 IST

Brussels: Eighteen NATO countries will hit the target of 2 per cent in defence spending of their gross domestic product in 2024, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

"I expect 18 allies to spend 2 per cent of their GDP on defence this year," Jens Stoltenberg said at a news conference in Brussels.

He added that NATO's European states would invest a combined total of $380 billion in defence this year.

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(Published 14 February 2024, 10:37 IST)

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