Supervisor: Romania to 2017 will increase defence spending to 2% of GDP
Valery Balan. Romania will increase By 2017 budget defense spending to 2% of GDP, said in Brussels the President Klaus Johannes following the meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
" Romania is interested in maintaining stability on its borders. We have considered the issue of defense spending in the fall in the neighboring Ukraine. By 2017 budget defense spending will amount to 2% of GDP, " quote on the last working day of the week the words of Johannes Romanian media.
according to the portal Ziare, NATO Secretary General Mr Stoltenberg expressed gratitude to the Romanian leadership for Romanian participation in peacekeeping missions, but mainly in military operations in Afghanistan under the auspices of the Commonwealth.
in the last few years Romania was allocated for defence about 1 and 4% of GDP. Before the authorities had already announced an increase in military spending.