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Poland to spend 3 percent of GDP on defence in 2023: MOD

27.11.2022 06:30
Poland’s Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Saturday that his country is to spend 3 percent of its GDP on defence in 2023, amid Russia’s aggression on Ukraine.
Polands Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak
Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz BłaszczakPhoto: PAP/Tytus Żmijewski

Błaszczak said that “despite the war [in Ukraine], and a threat of multi-level Russian aggression for all of Europe, the overall NATO countries military budget is lower than in the 1990s, even though there are more member countries in the alliance today.”

“Only 1/3 of NATO member countries fulfilled the minimum required spending threshold of 2 percent of GDP, that we agreed upon, back in 2014,” he added.

The minister also said that Poland’s partnership with the US is “stronger than ever”, and bilateral cooperation between Poland and the UK, as well as other countries in the CEE region was also strengthened in recent years.

Source: PAP