According to him, such a decision was adopted for the purpose of strengthening NATO and European security. The Ambassador noted that the additional troops will start arriving this year, and the process will last till 2020.
Federal Minister of Defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the decision of Washington, which according to her is the evidence of the viability of the transatlantic relationship and the contribution to maintaining overall security.
It is noted that as of now, 33 thousand American soldiers are in Germany. Expected that the additional force will be placed in American garrisons in the federal states of Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate.
Earlier, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO called Germany's government to significantly increase the defense spending.