July 11, 2018 / 3:43 PM / 4 months ago

Trump sets higher target for NATO defence spending - Bulgarian president

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

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.

“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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