Minister: it is important for each NATO member state to allot at least 2% of their GDP towards their defence budgets

It is important for every NATO member state to increase their defence budgets to at least 2% of GDP, said Latvia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs at a press-conference after a meeting of Bucharest Nine ministers on Wednesday, 27 October.
Rinkēvičs said without sufficient finances and capacity all of NATO’s previously outlined defence concepts and visions will remain unrealized.
The minister stressed that NATO faces classic military threats and hybrid threats.
«We have to think about ways to deal with these challenges. We face the threat of disinformation and migrants, who became an element of hybrid war in 2021,» said the minister.
On 27 October a meeting of ministers of Bucharest Nine was held in Tallinn.
Bucharest Nine is a platform for discussion of security matters. Members include Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.