NATO Allies’ defence investment: Foreign Secretary's statement

2 Dec 2019 11:24 AM

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave a statement following an announcement that NATO Allies have increased defence investment.

NATO Allies have increased defence investment to ensure that the Alliance will continue to adapt to 21st-century challenges.

Ahead of the NATO Leaders’ Meeting in London next week, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently (29 November 2019) said:

I welcome today’s announcement that European NATO Allies and Canada will have increased their defence investment by $400bn by 2024. This is progress towards our joint pledge to invest 2% of GDP on defence. But we need to keep up the momentum and see all of our allies meet their commitments in full.

The UK looks forward to hosting NATO next week, so we can reinforce our vital transatlantic alliance, and tackle the common challenges we face.