March 19, 2019 / 10:48 AM / 5 months ago

Merkel: We're committed to increasing defense spending towards NATO target

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech at the annual Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, Germany, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany was committed to increasing its defense budget towards the NATO target of 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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