The American president Joe Biden stated today that the NATO is “crucial” to US interests and, speaking shortly before the start of the Atlantic Alliance summit in Brussels, added that he wanted to tell Europe that the US was on their side.
“Article 5 is a sacred obligation,” he said Biden referring to the principle of collective defense of NATO. «“I want the whole of Europe to know that the United States is here.”
At the same time, the American president asked his partners in NATO to face together the “new challenges” posed by China and Russia.
“In the last two years, we are becoming more and more aware that we are facing new challenges. We have Russia which is not acting in the way we hoped. “And also China,” he said during his first conversation with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.