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Tuesday, 06 December 2022 09:34 GMT

China calls for NATO to not exceed its geographical borders

(MENAFN) China called for NATO not to “exceed” its geographical borders, stating the military union “has been expanding its reach since the end of the Cold War.”

“As a regional organization, NATO needs to stay within its geographical parameters and not attempt to impose rules that suit itself or seek to push or even cross the boundary,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian announced in a news conference in Beijing.

He blamed NATO of rising "intervention across a full range of civil domains including climate change, infrastructure, technological innovation, supply chains, health and energy,” based on a copy of the news meeting shared on the ministry's website.

"NATO has extended its collective defence clause to the domains of cyberspace and outer space, which should be handled by the UN and specialized international institutions," the Chinese official also said.

Zhao was replying to remarks said by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 68th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA) in Spain on Monday.

“(NATO) allies are now diversifying their supplies…This is good for our security… But we need to be careful not to create new dependencies. Most notably on China,” Stoltenberg added.


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