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EU presents Indo-Pacific strategy

The EU foreign ministers adopted the international community’s Indo-Pacific strategy yesterday, Monday. The European Union wants to strengthen its influence in various areas to protect EU interests and counter China’s rise to power in the Indo-Pacific region. However, according to a report by Reuters, EU diplomats stressed that the strategy was not explicitly aimed at Beijing. Brussels “believes that the EU should strengthen its strategic direction, presence, and action in the Indo-Pacific,” a statement from foreign ministers after the virtual meeting said. The engagement should be based on the“promotion of democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and international law“.

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