The NATO Summit
Today the Prime Minister is attendomg the second day of the NATO Summit in Lithuania, coming together with key allies to focus on supporting Ukraine and cementing the UK’s position as a leading NATO ally as we prepare to take on the threats of the future.
- It has been over 500 days since Putin embarked on his illegal war in Ukraine and weaponised Europe’s energy supply, threating democracy and increasing household bills.
- Yesterday, the Prime Minister joined NATO allies to reaffirm their pledge that Ukraine will be invited to join the alliance and announce a multi-year assistance package to bring Ukraine’s army from Soviet-era to NATO standards, as well as meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Polish President Andrzej Duda, and Dutch President Mark Rutte to discuss bilateral cooperation on trade, security and illegal migration.
- Britain remains the biggest defence spender in Europe and the Prime Minister will continue to urge our allies to reach the two per cent defence spending target, because we know the NATO alliance is the foundation on which we can rely on security at home and will do all we can do strengthen that relationship.