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Stoltenberg: NATO summit will try to develop a strategy for China

Jul 9, 2024

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that at the summit in Washington, D.C., which begins on July 9, Allies, together with partners in the Pacific region, will try to develop a strategy for China.

He said this in an interview with CBS News.

The NATO chief was asked whether the participation of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea in the Alliance summit was an attempt to develop a strategy for China.

"To a large extent, yes, because the war in Ukraine demonstrates how closely Russia and China, North Korea and Iran are connected. China is the main conductor of Russian military aggression against Ukraine," Stoltenberg said.


He noted that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin want NATO and the United States to fail in Ukraine.

"And if Putin wins in Ukraine, it will not only embolden him, but it will also embolden Xi, because, as the Japanese prime minister said, what happens in Ukraine today can happen in Asia tomorrow," Stoltenberg explained.

According to the Secretary-General, this demonstrates that NATO is also important to the United States in its relations with China because although the United States is a big country, NATO has something that no other big country has, namely more than 30 friends and allies.

Author - Olena Madiak, 09/07/2024

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