Zhao Lijian: IT is high time that NATO abandoned its outdated Cold War mentality and ideological bias

2022-08-04 0 By

Q Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Office: At the Regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry on January 26, Xinhua News Agency reporter asked: Recently, US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman said that Russia’s proposal to limit the further eastward expansion of NATO was “impossible to achieve”.The United States “will not allow any country to close the door on any other country becoming a member of NATO.”What is China’s comment on that?A Zhao Lijian: NATO is A product of the Cold War.NATO enlargement is a concentrated manifestation of bloc politics.As the world’s largest military alliance, it is high time that NATO abandoned its outdated Cold War mentality and ideological bias and did more to safeguard security and stability.China firmly opposes any “cliques”, beggar-thy-neighbor practices or geopolitical conflicts. We advocate a new security concept featuring common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. We believe that all countries and peoples should enjoy security guarantees and work together to address various issues and challenges.We hope that relevant parties will take each other’s legitimate security concerns into full consideration, avoid confrontation and confrontation, and properly resolve differences through equal consultation on the basis of mutual respect.The Spokesperson’s Office of the Foreign Ministry issued an official statement explaining China’s position and attitude as an authority on China’s foreign policy