Pompeo urges NATO to step up in countering China

09:39, 03 December 2020
Pompeo urges NATO to step up in countering China Photo: Roberto Monaldo/Global Look Press

During a videoconference meeting of NATO foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for increased cooperation to confront China, TASS reports referring to the press service of the US Department of State.

Other discussions focused on Russia, arms control, regional security, NATO 2030, and the Forward Looking Reflection Process, strengthening shared bonds and values between NATO and its Asia-Pacific partners.

In a productive discussion with Allied leaders, Secretary Pompeo emphasized the threat the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses to Allied security interests and encouraged increased cooperation to safeguard against the CCP’s malign activities, reads a statement by Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown.

The secretary and his counterparts also discussed additional topics critical to the Alliance.  Allied leaders spoke candidly with the Ukrainian and Georgian foreign ministers about Black Sea security. earlier reported that Pompeo criticized Turkey for opposing the principles and operation of NATO and undermining its cohesion during a Foreign Ministers’ teleconference.