UK transport minister Shapps says defence spending must be raised to 3% - The Times

Downing Street, in London

(Reuters) - British transport minister Grant Shapps, who has entered the race to be the next UK prime minister, said on Tuesday that defence spending must be raised to 3%, according to an op-ed in The Times.

"... as prime minister, I will raise defence spending to 3 per cent of GDP, in contrast to the Nato-recommended minimum of 2 per cent," Shapps wrote in The Times.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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