U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed on Monday the situation with the pandemic coronavirus in the world and accused Russia and China of spreading misinformation about her, the press service of the State Department.
The message of the state Department appeared a few hours after the US President Donald Trump on the air of TV channel Fox Business questioned that Russia, China, and Iran are spreading misinformation about the coronavirus, criticizing, in turn, a number of American media. Earlier, similar accusations against Russia and China were representatives of the UK and EU. Moscow categorically denies the allegations. And China said that these accusations are clumsy Comedy.
“The Secretary of state and the Secretary-General discussed how NATO is helping to coordinate the response of the allies to the pandemic COVID-19 and the importance of countering the efforts of the people’s Republic of China and Russian disinformation and propaganda associated with the virus,” – said in the message.
The State Department did not specify what exactly is meant by the misinformation and did not provide any examples or evidence.
In addition, Pompeo and Stoltenberg noted: “the need for Afghan leaders formed an inclusive government, which will make achieving a political solution as a priority and will strengthen the security of the state.”
The parties also discussed the forthcoming NATO meeting at Ministerial level in the format that demonstrates “the adaptability of NATO and the ability to maintain close ties between the allies even in times of crisis”.