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NATO chief calls on China to use influence on Russia

BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed "Russiaآ’s war" against Ukraine during talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, according to a NATO statement Friday.
"I called on China to use its influence on Russia to end its war in Ukraine," the Secretary General said, adding that he also raised NATO's concerns on human rights and Chinaآ’s military activity near Taiwan.
"We stand ready to continue our dialogue on global security," he said.
The NATO chief and the Chinese Foreign Minister last met in person in the margins of the Munich Security Conference in 2020.
The two leaders also met virtually in September 2021 for talks on NATO-China relations and international security challenges. (end) nk.rk