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Antony Blinken Met with NATO’s Secretary General

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Washington, 5 October 2021 (TDI): The Spokesperson of the US Department of State Edward Price announced that the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on 4 October.

Blinken and Stoltenberg discussed the centrality of the Transatlantic bond and Alliance Unity also as NATO addresses existing and emerging global challenges. Both agreed that NATO Strategic Concept will be essential to help the organization adapt to the challenges of the following decade.

In the meeting, Stoltenberg and Blinken underscored the value of the partnerships of the organization with Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea. Blinken and Stoltenberg also discussed the importance of the alliance in the approach to developments regarding Afghanistan.

According to Bloomberg, border restrictions, a tight supply of money, and international isolation in Afghanistan are forcing companies to shut down. The consequences of this are the worsening of food shortages and increased prices of essential goods. The US and other countries have not recognized the Taliban as the legitimate government due to concerns regarding terrorism so bank reserves and funding were on hold and are now in negotiation.

Blinken reaffirmed the United States commitment to Transatlantic Security and NATO’s importance in addressing the challenges that might pose a threat to the international community

 

Carla Esparza Arteaga
Carla Esparza Arteagahttps://thediplomaticinsight.com
International Relations student at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain. Main interests are the work of International Organizations like the UN in the scope of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable human beings and the environment

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