8th NATO military staff talks with China

  • 13 Mar. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 13 Mar. 2024 17:48

On 13 March 2024, the eighth iteration of the annual NATO-China Military Staff Talks was held in Beijing.

Headed by the Director of the Cooperative Security Division, Major General Dacian-Tiberiu Șerban, a NATO delegation met with Major General Yao Qin, Deputy Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation and his staff. 

Topics covered at the meeting included: the global and regional security landscapes, with emphasis on Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine; maritime security; and issues of common concern.

Both sides agreed on the value of continued engagement. Major General Șerban underlined how the staff talks are mutually beneficial for all parties involved, that they represent a valuable forum to address shared concerns and interests and to foster transparency.