LONDON, 18 Feb – RIA Novosti, Maria Tabak. The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States during a virtual meeting on Thursday stressed the need to strengthen NATO, discussed the situation in the Middle East, Yemen, Iraq, Myanmar, as well as problems related to China, Islamic terrorism, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic , according to the statement of the ministers of the “European troika” and the USA, transmitted to RIA Novosti.
“The ministers agreed on the importance of further strengthening NATO and ensuring that the alliance is in line with today's strategic reality, based on the recommendations of the NATO analytical group,” the statement said.
The ministers of the European troika and the United States stressed the importance of ending the war in Yemen.
“According to Myanmar, they condemned the military coup. They called on the military leaders to end the state of emergency immediately, return power to the democratically elected government, refrain from violence, release all those unjustly detained, respect human rights and the rule of law,” the statement said.
The ministers of the four countries reaffirmed their support for the Iraqi government and stressed that the international coalition will not tolerate attacks on its military and its facilities. Also, the “European troika” and the United States stressed the need to strengthen coordination in the fight against ISIS * around the world.
“The ministers agreed to coordinate their response to the global challenges posed by China, and also noted the need for cooperation on a number of issues, including climate change,” the statement said.
The ministers also discussed the situation with coronavirus vaccines and concluded that closer international coordination is needed in the fight against the pandemic.
“They also agreed to urgently work on the problem of the climate crisis ahead of the UN climate summit, which will be held in November in Glasgow,” the document says.
* Terrorist organization banned in Russia