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NATO eyes joint summit statement with Japan and South Korea

Australia, New Zealand also to be included in show of unity against Russia, China

Attendees at the NATO summit in Madrid greet each other on June 29, 2022.   © Reuters

BRUSSELS -- NATO is considering issuing a joint statement for its next summit together with four observer nations from the Asia-Pacific region, Nikkei has learned, in a move that would serve as a show of solidarity against Russia and China.

A NATO official and a senior European diplomat told Nikkei that NATO members are discussing the idea for the joint statement, which would include Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

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