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NATO Warsaw Summit to Review Commitment to Spend More on Defense

© AP Photo / Jonathan ErnstLogo for the upcoming NATO Warsaw summit 2016
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Warsaw summit will renew bloc's commitment to spend more on defense and to spend better.

MOSCOW(Sputnik) — NATO Warsaw summit will review the commitment of the alliance to increase defense spending, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday at the press conference.

“The Warsaw summit will renew our commitment to spend more on defense and to spend better,” Stoltenberg said.

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He stressed that last year there was a small increase of overall defense spending by NATO European allies and Canada.

“We expect a real increase of 3 percent in defense spending by European allies and Canada. This amounts to $8 billion. Twenty-two allies will increase defense spending in real terms, moreover 18 allies will increase defense expenditures devoted to major equipment and research and development,” he added.

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