During a video conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the EU foreign ministers decided to coordinate their steps to counter Russia and China closely. This was stated on Monday by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrel at a press conference following a meeting of the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers.

“It was a vibrant conversation; we confirmed our intention to respond together to external challenges, including countering Russia and China,”

he said.

The supremacy of democracy

The EU foreign ministers also stated the need to prove to the world the superiority of democracy over all other state systems.

“Democracy is under attack today, so the United States and the European Union must prove to the world that this is the best system,”

Borrel said.

He added that the EU and the US have agreed to secure global leadership in the fight against the pandemic, economic recovery, and the promotion of democracy in the world.

“We need to ensure that the US and the EU will provide a world leader in combating the pandemic’s economic recovery, the global spread of democracy and human rights”, –

said the head of EU diplomacy.