WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (PTI) — The United States says Russia and China are trying to advance a worldview that is fundamentally different from that enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price made the remarks in response to questions about the growing proximity between Russia and China over the past week and how that might affect the challenge facing the U.S. in resolving major global issues.
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“Unfortunately, we’re seeing strategic competition play out in dangerous ways with what Russia and China are trying to do, advancing a vision of the world that is fundamentally at odds with the vision set out in the United Nations Charter, fundamentally Price Week This is at odds with the vision of the United States and that of many of our allies, partners and countries around the world, Four told reporters at a daily news briefing.
China has claimed neutrality since the war in Ukraine last year, but has repeatedly spoken out in favor of Russia.
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The U.S. and NATO have recently expressed concern that China may be preparing to deliver arms and ammunition to aid Russian operations in Ukraine.
The reemergence of strategic competition has not eliminated the transnational challenges faced, Price said.
“The challenge of climate change, the challenge of infectious disease and broader public health concerns, the challenge of narcotics, and the need for countries around the world to grapple with the scourge of fentanyl and other drugs that are ravaging communities in this country, and communities around the world, “He said.
“These are challenges the United States has tremendous ability to help solve, but these are not challenges we can solve alone. We will always be more effective in addressing each of these challenges when we work with our partners and allies, while also working with our Countries that have nothing in common otherwise cooperate, and China likely falls into that category,” Price said.
He said that the United States believes that it is a responsible thing to cooperate with China where interests are aligned.
“Our interests clearly align with these transnational challenges that threaten the American people, the Chinese people, and people around the world,” he said.
This is what the rest of the world expects from us, he added.
“Now, the fact that we’re seeking cooperation doesn’t mean we’re on the same page; quite the opposite,” he said.
“The two camps that emerged after the Ukraine war were those countries that were on the side of the UN Charter, those that were on the side of international law, those that were on the side of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and those that were on the side of Russia,” he asserted.
“We believe the world will once again support the UN Charter, and it is only right that they do so when they vote in the General Assembly,” Price said.
On the eve of the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a nonbinding resolution on Thursday urging Moscow to end hostilities in the neighboring country and order it to withdraw its troops to end the conflict.
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