US President Joe Biden is set to give a press conference as the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) alliance wrapped up their summit on Monday.
The 30 allies said in a joint statement that they face “multifaceted threats, systemic competition from assertive and authoritarian powers, as well as growing security challenges to our countries and our citizens from all strategic directions”.
They highlighted several common challenges to the countries” collective security among them Russia, China, terrorism, migration and climate change.
In particular, the allies noted that China’s “stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order”, expressing concern over China “expanding its nuclear arsenal with more warheads and a larger number of sophisticated delivery systems to establish a nuclear triad.”
NATO, a military alliance of North American and European countries, came into existence in the aftermath of World War II to counter the Soviet Union.
Biden’s press conference comes ahead of a US-EU summit on Tuesday where the US president is set to meet with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel.
He is expected to discuss subjects ranging from trade to climate change with the EU leaders.