16 June 2024
Mr. Trump cast a shadow over the Munich Security Conference 0

Mr. Trump cast a shadow over the Munich Security Conference 0

(Dan Tri) - Experts say that former President Donald Trump overshadowed the Munich Security Conference amid concerns that Washington is pivoting away from Europe and China is looking for opportunities on the continent.

(Dan Tri) – Experts say that former President Donald Trump overshadowed the Munich Security Conference amid concerns that Washington is pivoting away from Europe and China is looking for opportunities on the continent.

Former US President Donald Trump (Photo: AFP).

Former US President Donald Trump, currently the leading Republican candidate for the US presidential election next November, was not present at the 60th Munich Security Conference that closed on February 18 after three months.

On February 16, US Vice President Kamala Harris tried to reassure European countries worried about Mr. Trump’s possible return and after his statement on February 10 that he would `encourage` Russia to attack.

`In these uncertain times, it is clear that America cannot retreat. America must stand firm for democracy. We must stand up to defend international rules and norms, and we must stand with our partners.`

However, on February 18, a different picture of the future was presented by Senator J.D.

`I don’t think we should withdraw from NATO and abandon Europe. But yes, I think we should pivot, America has to focus more on East Asia. That will be the future of our foreign policy

In that context, Chinese officials appeared less frequently at the Munich Security Conference than in previous years.

`No matter how the world changes, China remains a responsible major country that will keep its main principles and policies consistent and stableā€¦ In a chaotic world,

In an exciting diplomatic activity, Mr. Wang Yi met at least 10 counterparts, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, along with a number of world leaders, including the Prime Minister.

Behind closed doors, other Chinese delegates met and spoke alongside European scholars and parliamentarians who have been sanctioned by Beijing, and in some cases discussed how

In addition, China’s relationship with Russia was also discussed a lot at the conference.

Despite Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Kuleba, in which Wang pledged that China would not `sell lethal weapons` to any side in the war with Russia, Beijing’s relationship

A series of European officials, including European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen, warned that China was watching to see whether the West was still united on the Ukraine issue.

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