Germany calls for European solidarity as China-Lithuania clash over Taiwan embassy

15-Jan-2022 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Germany’s foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, on Thursday (January 13) called for European solidarity ahead of a meeting on Lithuania’s ongoing row with China over its relations with Taiwan.

Baerbock is headed to the French port city of Brest, where she will convene in an informal meeting with the other foreign ministers of the EU bloc. They will discuss how to respond to Chinese actions against Lithuania and other countries, according to a CNA report.

“Especially vis-a-vis autocratic players such as Russia and China it is important to remember that if Europe takes a common approach and speaks with one voice, it is a heavyweight,” she said. “If, on the other hand, it is divided, it punches beneath its weight.”

Baerbock stood alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier in the month and spoke in solidarity of Lithuania. She stressed the importance for European solidarity at the time.


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