The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, congratulated his Spanish counterpart, José Manuel Albares, on Friday for organizing the NATO summit on June 28, 29 and 30 in Madrid, during a meeting on the margins of the G20 Foreign Affairs meeting in Bali (Indonesia).
Blinken and Albares talked in the corridors of the Mulia hotel (nusa duaeast of Bali), where the meeting of the group of heads of diplomacy of the main industrialized and emerging countries took place between Thursday and Friday, at which time the American congratulated Spain on the NATO summit.
The two also briefly discussed “the consequences of the Russian aggression in Ukraine and the importance of multilateralismAccording to Albares’ own Twitter account.
At the meeting of #G20new occasion to chat with my friend @SecBlinken about the recent summit #MadridOTAN22the consequences of the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the importance of multilateralism. pic.twitter.com/m8WDBsEsNX
– José Manuel Albares (@jmalbares) July 8, 2022
The capital of Spain brought together the past June 28, 29 and 30 to forty Heads of State and Government in the framework of the NATO summit, which approved the new strategic concept of the Alliance.
It’s about a base document on which its entire defense and security strategy for the next ten years is articulated and in which the current challenges facing the Euro-Atlantic model are addressed.
NATO leaders pledged to deploy more “robust” and “combat-ready” forces on the eastern flank of the Alliance, to expand the current battalions deployed in eight Eastern European countries.
During the meeting, NATO countries reinforced their support for Ukraine, which is suffering from russian invasion since last February 24, and an agreement was reached on the future entry into the Alliance of Sweden and Finland, after Turkey lifted its veto on this issue.
In addition, in this new strategy, NATO has come to consider Russia as its main threat, while warning that China is a “challenge” for your values.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.