July 11, 2018 / 3:43 PM / in 2 months

Trump sets higher target for NATO defence spending - Bulgarian president

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told NATO allies to raise defence spending to 4 pct of gross domestic product, Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev told reporters on Wednesday in Brussels.

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev arrives at the Alliance's headquarters ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

“President Trump, who spoke first, raised the issue not only to achieve 2 percent, today, but (set) a new barrier - 4 percent,” Radev told reporters.

Reporting by Angel Krasimirov, Robin Emmott, editing by Humeyra Pamuk

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