During consultations with his alliance colleagues, the U.S. Secretary of State stressed the threat posed by China.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo took part in a virtual meeting of NATO foreign ministers on December 1-2, which was organized by Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
According to the State Department press service, in a productive discussion with leaders of other alliance countries, Pompeo emphasized the threat posed to the security of allies by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and called for more cooperation to protect against malicious actions of the CPC.
A number of other topics of importance to the North Atlantic alliance were also on the agenda. NATO representatives discussed security in the Black Sea region with guest foreign ministers from Ukraine and Georgia. Topics touched on included relations with Russia, arms control, regional security, the NATO-2030 project and strengthening ties between the alliance and its Asia-Pacific partners.
During the ministerial meeting, Secretary of State Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the alliance and emphasized NATO’s important role in ensuring peace and prosperity.