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Saturday, 22 January 2022 06:11 GMT

EU official: EU, NATO have to increase collaboration to react to dangers


(MENAFN) As stated by the ruler of the European Commission, The EU and NATO have to increase their collaboration "to the next level" to counter to new risks such as the latest refugee disaster at the bloc's frontier with Belarus.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg before a foreign ministers’ conference of NATO nations which will start on Tuesday in Latvia's capital Riga, they went to Lithuania to deliberate recent improvements in the disaster and to present unity with the Lithuanian administration.

Stoltenberg announced during a press meeting with von der Leyen, and Lithuania's Leader Gitanas Nauseda and Premier Ingrida Simonyte "Today, we discussed how we could step up our joint work between NATO and the European Union, including through a new joint declaration because we are stronger and safer when we work together."

Von der Leyen further said "Lukashenko has failed in his bid to undermine our unity and solidarity. We are facing down his hybrid attack all together," mentioning Belarusian Leader Alexander Lukashenko.

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