The President of the Republic of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, noted “an important addition” on China in NATO’s new strategic concept and considered that the Alliance wants “a strong position to reach peace” with Russia.
Speaking to journalists at the entrance to the Portugal-Kenya Economic Forum, in the former royal riding arena next to the Belem Palace in Lisbon, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said that “the new strategic concept of the Atlantic Alliance, that is, its position with regard to the coming years for the first time speaks of China.”
“It’s strange, but it’s true,” the head of state noted.
“It is now a reality, NATO assumes that China is a world protagonist and therefore has to define itself in relation to China and, in that sense, there is a change or, if you like, there is an important addition in the NATO summit and in the strategic position of NATO,” he added.
The new Nato strategic concept, negotiated at the summit being held in Madrid, has not yet been officially released.
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