According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Saturday’s Munich Security Conference should serve as a warning about the perils of Europe’s over-reliance on authoritarian governments in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
He would caution against making the same error with China and other totalitarian countries, according to a sneak peek of his address obtained by AFP.
He will remark, “We should not make the same error with China and other authoritarian governments,” according to an AFP preview of his speech.
The risks of Europe’s over-reliance on authoritarian regimes have been made clear by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which should serve as a lesson.
He will issue a warning to the nations, urging them not to make the same error that Russia did. Jens is also anticipated to speak on the issue of Ukraine and Russia and insist that Ukraine must be given the resources necessary to triumph.
Significantly, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has revealed how strongly Europe depends on Russia for necessities like petroleum. Because to this, he will argue that China and other authoritarian governments should learn from the Russia-Ukraine war and avoid repeating its mistakes.