Stoltenberg: no cold war with China
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made a doorstep statement ahead of the Brussels summit, discussing several prominent issues.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the NATO nation members would discuss the relationship with Russia and China's strength during the Monday NATO summit.
Stoltenberg mentioned that "China is not our adversary, not our enemy, but we need to address together as an Alliance, the challenges that the rise of China poses to our security."
He stated that "we're not entering a new Cold War" with China. He told reporters that "We're not entering a new Cold War and China is not our adversary, not our enemy."
"We need to address together as an Alliance, the challenges that the rise of China poses to our security," he added.
Stoltenberg also said, "Our relationship with Russia is at its lowest point since the end of the Cold War. This is due to Russia’s aggressive actions."
Ahead of holding the Brussels summit today, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on the alliance countries' leaders to develop a stronger common policy against what he called "China's increasing dominance."
For its part, China warned Sunday the leaders of the G7 nations that "the days of a small group dictating global decisions are gone."
On the other hand, the Chinese Embassy in London condemned Monday the joint statement issued by the leaders of the G7 describing it as a "blatant interference in China's internal affairs."