NHK: France opposes opening NATO office in Japan 06:28

France opposes opening a NATO liaison office in Tokyo. This was reported to a Japanese TV channel by a French diplomatic source. NHK.

According to Paris, NATO is the agency responsible for security in the North Atlantic region. France believes that NATO’s activities should cover this region only.

According to the source, if NATO is to monitor the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, the embassies of the member states should take on this role.

According to observers, such a position in France is due to Paris’ fear of disturbing Beijing.

Former President of France Emmanuel Macron disapprove NATO plans to open its representation in Japan as it believes the alliance should focus on the North Atlantic region.

In turn, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi refused to comment It has been learned that French President Emmanuel Macron is against plans to open a NATO office in Tokyo.

Source: Gazeta


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