French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his calls for the EU to maintain an independent foreign policy and said it did not need to follow the US.
In an interview, the French president said that we do not want to fall into the logic of building one bloc against another. We should not get caught up in the worsening situation of the world and crises that are not ours.
It should be noted that Emmanuel Macron’s statement came after his visit to China with other EU officials. He also met Chinese President Xi Jinping. During the visit to Beijing, tensions over Taiwan and the Russian invasion of Ukraine were discussed, among other issues.
Emmanuel Macron said that increasing tension on the Taiwan issue is not in the interest of the European Union. The French president also emphasized that he understands the need for the EU to develop its strategic autonomy. The term is used in the European Union to maintain an independent foreign policy.
He said that Europe has not formulated this strategic autonomy for a long time, but the ideological war has been won in this regard. Until 5 years ago, strategic autonomy was just a dream. Now everyone is talking about it.