UN chief warns of ‘new Cold War’ between U.S., China




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York  – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, warns of a “new Cold War” between the U.S. and China as he opens the General Assembly’s annual debate.

“We are moving in a very dangerous direction.

world cannot afford a future where the two largest economies split the globe in a great fracture,’’ he said.

“A technological and divide risks inevitably turning into a geo-strategic and military divide and we avoid this at all costs.’’

Guterres also called for global solidarity in the face of the , including in vaccine development.

“Vaccinationalism is not only unfair, but it is also self-defeating,’’ he said.

The UN chief spoke a largely empty General Assembly Hall in New York.

World leaders are to address the forum in pre-recorded video speeches this year due to the pandemic.

(dpa/NAN)