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Transcript: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell comments on Indo-Pacific strategy

Bloc seeks cooperation with partners, not alliance against China, Borrell says

 Josep Borrell speaks during a joint news conference following an EU defence ministers' meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels.   © Reuters

BRUSSELS -- The European Union declared a more expansive approach toward the Indo-Pacific with its strategy upgrade unveiled in April, pursuing stronger economic and security ties with "like-minded" partners such as Japan and India while China's influence in the region grows.

Josep Borrell, the EU's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, told Nikkei in a recent interview that the bloc will be "standing firm" with China on principles such as human rights without forming any "alliance" against Beijing.

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