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NATO Foreign Ministers To Discuss Ukraine War, Ties With China


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- NATO Foreign Ministers will address the war in Ukraine and relations with China during their two-day meeting during next Tuesday and Wednesday in Bucharest, Romania.
'We will address Russia's illegal war in Ukraine, which continues to threaten Euro-Atlantic peace and security,' NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels Friday.
'NATO will continue to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes. We will not back down. Allies are providing unprecedented military support. And I expect foreign ministers will also agree to step up non-lethal support,' he said
The ministers will also address ways to strengthen its resilience and the challenges posed by China.
'China is not an adversary. But it is stepping up military modernisation. Increasing its presence from the Arctic to the Western Balkans,' said Stoltenberg.
China is also seeking to control the critical infrastructure of NATO Allies. The war in Ukraine has demonstrated our dangerous dependency on Russian gas. So we must assess our dependencies on other authoritarian regimes, not least China, he noted.
The foreign ministers of Finland and Sweden will also join the NATO ministers for all the discussions in Bucharest.
'It is time to finalise their accession process and welcome them as full-fledged members of our Alliance,' he added. (end)
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