The two politicians did not specify in their statement to the press the size of the increase in the number of armed forces. Shortly before the meeting, Jake Sullivan, the US President’s National Security Advisor, said: The four warships stationed at the base on the Mediterranean coast will be joined by two other destroyers.
Before the start of the NATO Summit in Madrid, the Spanish Prime Minister received the President of the United States, with whom they strengthened their bilateral relations in a joint statement, among other matters in the areas of defence, security, justice, migration and climate change. Energy security and scientific cooperation.
The mutually signed document highlighted the strong relationship and strategic partnership between the two countries, as well as the strong historical roots.
“We share the desire to promote freedom, democracy, human rights and gender equality,” Pedro Sanchez said in the brief press conference in which no questions were asked. He pointed out that the last time the two countries signed a joint declaration of cooperation was more than twenty years ago, but since then the global order has changed.
The Spanish Prime Minister declared that “(Vladimir) Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a violation of international law, a direct attack on common values, and justifies the need to strengthen our position in favor of a rules-based global order.”
According to Joe Biden, the NATO summit in Madrid, which continues until Thursday, is being held at a “critical moment.” He stressed that the attack on Ukraine united the allies. He declared that “NATO is an essential element in transatlantic security,” and described it as necessary for the organization’s members to deal together with threats coming from the east and south.
The US President called for continued aid to Ukraine and sanctions on Russia, and thanked Spain for accepting about 150,000 Ukrainian refugees so far. After Joe Biden’s meeting with the sixth Prime Minister. He met King Philip of Spain in Madrid.
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