German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas offered U.S. President Joe Biden to develop the joint policy regarding Russia and China. The EU diplomat said so during his speech about transatlantic relations that he made on March 9.
"I hope we will be able to get back to the joint transatlantic position regarding the adjusted sanctions after it was lost over the last four years", said the head of the German Foreign Ministry, as quoted by Deutsche Welle.
The official referred to violations of international law allowed by Moscow and Beijing. Besides, Maas mentioned the necessity to unify the legal norms of protection of digital infrastructure, including the 5G networks.
Last month, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed it was the time to refresh the Strategic Concept of the Alliance, focusing on the improvement of ties between Europe and North America, and the deterrence of Russia and China. "We need to enhance our political and practical cooperation with like-minded democracies around the world. So we can protect the rules-based order, which is undermined by countries that do not share our values, like Russia and China," he stated.