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NATO pledges involvement in Indo-Pacific with eye on China

Bloc seeks to counter Beijing's advances in space, cybersecurity

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, right, meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi at a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on April 4.   © Reuters

BRUSSELS -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will bolster engagement with the Indo-Pacific region, the alliance's foreign ministers agreed at a meeting here Wednesday, aiming to put a check on China's push in space and cybersecurity.

"We are now stepping up our cooperation with our partners in the Indo-Pacific: Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said at a news conference on Tuesday.

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