London stands strong with NATO

London stands strong with NATO

Following talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK would maintain a range of capabilities - including conventional, cyber and nuclear

"The United Kingdom is a leading member of the NATO alliance. We are a leading defence nation and that will continue," May said, speaking at joint news conference with Stoltenberg.

"We are the second biggest defence budget in NATO. We are the biggest defence budget in Europe. The reports that you have read are not correct. We will continue to be that leading contributor to the alliance but also a leading defence nation. We will continue to spend 2% of our GDP on defence," May stressed.

"We will continue to contribute in a whole variety of ways across conventional, cyber and nuclear capabilities," Express cited her as saying.

Stoltenberg said the UK played a leading role in NATO, providing "high end, first class capabilities".

"The Prime Minister reassured me that the UK will continue to deliver high end capabilities - a wide spectrum of capabilities," he told a joint news conference with May. "It is important for the whole alliance that the UK continues to play a leading role in the alliance."

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