US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a joint press statement with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Brussels.
“Soon we will invite Finland to the Alliance, to his seat at the table,” said US Secretary of State Blinken. It led him to believe they needed to do more to guard their own defenses and to make sure they could deter potential Russian aggression going forward.” he said.
Emphasis on partnerships in Asia Pacific
Stating that they will discuss the preparations for the NATO summit to be held in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, in the two-day meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Blinken emphasized that they will pay attention to establishing new partnerships between NATO and other countries, especially in Asia Pacific.
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said: “Security is global, not regional. In a world where Russia and China are getting closer and closer together, it is even more important that we stand together as NATO allies, but also with our partners in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. ” made its assessment.