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NATO chief calls for more transparency in armaments

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on China to make its arms policy more transparent. In a video conversation with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday, the NATO chief for the first time also expressed direct concern about the People’s Republic’s nuclear armament, according to a statement issued by the defense alliance. Stoltenberg said he had “strongly urged” China to participate in a dialogue on its stockpile of nuclear weapons. He also wants to rebuild more trust. China should be more transparent about this. Stoltenberg had already expressed concern about the construction of new missile silos in China. The People’s Republic could significantly increase its nuclear capabilities as a result, the NATO chief warned (China.Table reported).

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