Denis Voroshilov. The UK supports the development of rapid reaction forces, NATO and wants to actively participate in the exercises of the Commonwealth, as well as among them the Baltic States, said British Prime Minister Cameron on.
before the last working day of the week, Prime Minister Cameron D. has met in his residence in London with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The leaders discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and the situation in Ukraine. NATO Secretary General arrived in London to participate in the events dedicated to the completion of the operation of the international coalition in Afghanistan.
"The parties discussed the solutions held in the Wales of Commonwealth summit and stressed the progress in the development of high readiness forces and six command centers in the Baltic States, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. As part of this, the Parties discussed military spending, and the Prime Minister assured that the UK will continue in this and the next fiscal year to maintain their level in the amount of 2% of GDP, " he told reporters authorized premiere.
according to his statement, defense spending will be one of the priorities of the Cabinet of Ministers in the coming fiscal year.
"The Prime Minister also told about the plans of Britain to play a significant role in the doctrines of a planned NATO this year. It concerns the participation of Britain in exercise Joint Warrior in April, and 850 soldiers on exercise Arrcade Fusion, which will be held in the Baltic States at the end of the year, " - said the representative of the government.
the conclusion about the creation of rapid reaction forces, NATO was adopted at the conference of the Commonwealth in Wales in September last year. A force of about 4 thousand people are designed for fast response in case of danger for any of the NATO countries. The expected duration of the transfer and deployment of parts in the States threatened attack, is not obliged to exceed 48 hours.