Amid deteriorating ties between Beijing and Washington, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday (March 24) said that top EU and US diplomats agreed to launch a dialogue to form a coordinated approach towards China.
“We agree to launch the European Union – United States dialogue on China as a forum to discuss the full range of related challenges and opportunities. We decided to continue meetings at the senior official and expert levels on topics such as reciprocity, economic issues, resilience, human rights, security, multilateralism and areas for constructive relations with China, such as climate change,” Borrell said at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
“We equally agreed and this is maybe the most important – to support the fullest possible involvement of the United States in the European Union defence initiatives and to enhance our dialogue on these issues”.
The European Union security and defence policy contributes to the transatlantic security and offers concrete opportunities for our cooperation.