Berlin [Germany]May 15 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that the NATO summit in June will evaluate the military alliance’s future relationship with Russia, which has deteriorated since the start of the “military operation” in Ukraine.
He made these comments after an informal meeting with NATO allies in Berlin.
Blinken is visiting Germany and France on 14-16 May to attend NATO’s informal Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Berlin, Germany, and to attend the US-EU Trade and Technology Policy Council meeting in Paris-Saclay, France.
“Many of these issues will be fully discussed and fully elaborated at the NATO Summit in Madrid in June and much of the work we did today was to promote the Summit and the work that the leaders will complete, including the strategic concept.” , Blinken said in response to a question quoted by Sputnik.
“We strongly support the EU’s efforts to impose an embargo on imports of Russian oil … The United States has taken a number of measures to help and so, for example, insofar as there are some gaps that result in the energy that Europe gets, we have already redirected significant supplies of liquefied natural gas to Europe “, he said.
“The president is committed to continuing to do so for the rest of the year.” NATO foreign ministers met in Berlin on Sunday to discuss Finland’s and Sweden’s possible membership application and to confirm NATO’s support for Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion.
To the media via video link together with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Stoltenberg said that Sweden and Finland are NATO’s closest partners and if they decide to apply for membership, it would be “historic”.
“Their membership in NATO would increase our shared security, show that NATO’s door is open and that aggression does not pay,” Stoltenberg said, reiterating that all sovereign nations have the right to choose their own path. (ANI)