Italy committed to NATO spending hike

'5th-biggest contributor to NATO budget'

(ANSA) - Brussels, May 25 - Premier Paolo Gentiloni told a NATO summit Thursday that "we support the sharing of spending, Italy remains committed to the implementation of the Defense Investment Pledge (to raise contributions to 2% of GDP by 2024)". He said "we are the fifth-biggest contributor to the NATO budget and the second-biggest in the two main operations in Afghanistan, with almost 1,000 soldiers, and Kosovo, with over 500 soldiers, and other operations".
   

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