May 27, 2023
Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss

Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss

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Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss proposed creating an economic version of the NATO bloc to counter China. This idea was voiced by the politician on May 17 during the event of the Prospect Foundation analytical center during her visit to Taipei.

“What I want to see from the economic side is the development of an economic version of NATO. Coordination between countries that support freedom and proper free enterprise,” quotes TASS track.

The British politician recalled that during the Cold War, there was a Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Control, which oversaw business with the USSR. According to Truss, now it is necessary to organize a similar structure.

The economic organization could include countries that maintain a dialogue at the ministerial level. Truss stressed that already now there are a number of states that could unite on the basis of this platform. We are talking about the “Big Seven”, the EU countries, South Korea, Australia, she explained.

Truss arrived in Taiwan the day before, where the British politician will stay until May 20. Chinese authorities negatively reacted to her trip by emphasizing that it was just a political show.

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