Emmanuel macron and Pierre De Villiers
The President of France Emmanuel macron announced an increase in military spending country in 2018. It is reported BFMTV.
According to the head of state, the defence Ministry budget will be next year to 34.2 billion euros, up 32.7 billion provided for this. While 650 million euros will reserve to ensure operations abroad.
“It is a necessary decision, it’s what we need,” — said the French leader.
Macron explained that this step is done in order to achieve the level of military expenditure to 2 percent of GDP by 2025. This requirement is contained in the Charter of NATO, a party to which is France.
25 may during the summit of leaders of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance, the US President Donald trump said that 23 of the 28 member countries do not pay those amounts that they must contribute to the General budget of the organization, which is unfair to the US, whose share accounts for about 70 percent of the NATO budget.
At the invitation of the French side trump is on a visit to Paris. The French and American presidents will attend a military parade in honor of the French national holiday of Bastille Day.