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WEF 2022: Freedom more important than free trade, says NATO chief

Addressing the WEF Annual Meeting 2022 here, he also said NATO is committed to continue supporting Ukraine but ruled out its direct involvement in the war by sending NATO troops there

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds a news conference ahead of the NATO summit at the Alliances headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium (Photo: Reuters)
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Photo: Reuters)

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Asserting that freedom is more important than free trade, NATO Secretary Gen­eral Jens Stoltenberg said the Ukraine war has taught the world that having economic dependencies on authoritarian regimes have huge vulnerabilities and listed China as an example of authoritarian government.

Addressing the WEF Annual Meeting 2022 here, he also said NATO is committed to continue supporting Ukraine but ruled out its direct involvement in the war by sending NATO troops there.

“We have provided our support to Ukraine since 2014, which has been stepped up now. We will continue to support, but we will not be directly involved in

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 1:42 AM IST

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