The Chinese embassy in Japan on Monday blasted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for its frequent interference in Asia-Pacific affairs and stated it hopes that Japan, in its interplay with NATO, would chorus from actions that undermine belief amongst international locations within the area.
According to a press release posted on its web site, the Chinese embassy stated NATO has lately continued to intervene in Asia-Pacific affairs, stirring up confrontation between camps and inflicting a excessive diploma of vigilance amongst international locations within the area.
The embassy additionally voiced agency opposition to NATO’s provocative rhetoric concentrating on China throughout its lately concluded Vilnius Summit, saying the block as soon as once more tried to intensify tensions and stoke confrontation.
It needs to be emphasised that NATO’s eastward motion into the Asia-Pacific area goes past the scope of collective self-defense permitted beneath the UN Charter, violates the provisions of the UN Charter on regional preparations and the aim of growing pleasant relations amongst nations, the spokesperson stated within the assertion.
The spokesperson stated NATO’s transfer is a destabilizing consider regional and even international safety.
Asia-Pacific international locations don’t welcome the “Asia-Pacificization of NATO,” and the Asia-Pacific area doesn’t want an “Asia-Pacific version of NATO,” the spokesperson stated.
Noting that the Chinese aspect has taken word of the current interactions between NATO and Japan, the embassy stated it hopes Japan will study from historical past, adhere to the trail of peaceable growth and chorus from doing something that undermines mutual belief amongst regional international locations and jeopardizes regional peace and stability.
(Cover: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) welcomes Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida throughout the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 12, 2023. /CFP)