EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell and US Secretary of State Blinken spoke to the media after the EU-US Energy Conference on the 4th.
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[Compiler Guan Shuping/Comprehensive Report] On the eve of the visit to China by President of the European Commission von der Leyen and French President Macron, Josep Borrell, the top EU foreign affairs official, criticized China on the 4th. , providing support to Russia in a "blatant breach" of Beijing's commitments to the United Nations.
EU Foreign and Security Policy High Representative Borrell said that "you cannot associate with aggressors" and that "a permanent member of the (United Nations) Security Council has a clear expectation that it will stand up to defend the norm-based international order, and China has a moral obligation contribute to a just peace."
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Porrell made the criticism after attending the EU-US Energy Conference with US Secretary of State Blinken in Brussels on the 4th, when Von der Leyen and Macron will visit China at the same time, and they are expected to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 6th. It will emphasize to China that the relationship between Europe and China depends on the degree of friendship between Beijing and Moscow, and will warn Beijing not to provide military assistance to Russia.
Von der Leyen had a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky before his trip to coordinate strategies.
Borrell mentioned that Xi Jinping visited Russia two weeks ago and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "They agreed not to deploy nuclear weapons in foreign countries. A few days later, Russia deployed tactical weapons, tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus." class weapons.
He said that Putin's move represented another deterioration of the situation and a direct threat to European security, "and the irony is that this is after Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow to talk about the need for peace and their agreement not to deploy nuclear weapons in foreign countries."
He said that if the relationship between Europe and China does not deteriorate, he is looking forward to a change of mind in Beijing. "We have made it clear to China that his position on Russian atrocities and war crimes will determine the quality of our relationship with Beijing."