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NATO Fms Pledge To Continue Military Support To Ukraine


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- NATO Foreign Ministers, concluding their two-day meeting in Bucharest, Romania, on Wednesday, pledged continued military support to Ukraine in the war with Russia.
'We have just concluded important meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers. Last night, with (Ukrainian) Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, we addressed Russia's illegal war in Ukraine,' NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a post-event press conference.
'NATO Foreign Ministers made clear that our continued military support for Ukraine is essential. In particular, additional air defences,' he said.
The minister also announced additional contributions to NATO's Comprehensive Assistance Package providing Ukraine with non-lethal aid, including fuel and generators, he noted.
This morning, the meeting addressed 'the long-term challenges posed by China to our interests, values and security,' said the NATO chief.
The ministers considered China's ambitious military developments, its technological advances, and its growing cyber and hybrid activities, he said.
'We do not see China as an adversary. We will continue to engage with China when it is in our interests.
'Not least to convey our united position on Russia's illegal war in Ukraine,' he added.
Ministers also discussed terrorism, he said, noting that 'we saw that most recently with the horrific attack in Istanbul. Ministers agreed that we must continue our efforts to counter this threat.'
The NATO ministers were joined by their counterparts from Finland and Sweden for all sessions at the ministerial, their first meeting of NATO foreign ministers as invitees to the Alliance.
In the final session, the Foreign Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Moldova joined the meeting, he said, adding that 'they are three valued NATO partners, which face Russian pressure.' (end)
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