Jean-Pierre answered journalists’ questions at his daily press conference.
On the return of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Azerbaijan, on the plane, reminded of Sweden’s assessment of the NATO membership process, Jean-Pierre said: “We believe that Sweden should become a NATO member as soon as possible without delay. we believe,” he said.
The White House spokesman stated that US President Joe Biden will continue to be “very clear and unequivocal as he has been for the past few months” on Sweden’s NATO membership.
“The sooner the better. We continue to share this with Turkey, but I don’t have a timeline to share.” Referring to his statement on the same issue yesterday, Jean-Pierre reiterated that they are “hopeful” about Sweden becoming a member at the first NATO summit.
Reminding him of Sweden’s decision to extradite a prisoner linked to the terrorist organization PKK to Turkey yesterday, Spokesperson Jean-Pierre said, “So Sweden has fulfilled its commitments under the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding that it agreed with Finland and Turkey at the NATO Summit.” had spoken.
On the return of his visit to the TRNC and Azerbaijan, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a statement on the plane on the return of Sweden’s NATO membership process, “Where is NATO’s anti-terrorist leg? NATO has to deal with it once. We can’t get up and say “hand baby rose baby”.
Stressed the importance of diplomacy with China
White House Spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre stated that the USA will continue its talks with the People’s Republic of China to resolve the problems.
Jean-Pierre said that China will continue to be an “important player” on a world scale and “take provocative steps”, so they “believe that intense competition necessitates diplomacy.”
The White House spokesman also stated that they believe it is a “responsible approach” to manage tensions with China, eliminate misperceptions and miscalculations, and noted that it is in the US’s interest to “find a way to work” with the Beijing administration.