UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that none of the NATO member states wished to start a Cold War with China. “I don’t think anybody around the table today wants to descend into a new Cold War with China.

I don’t think that’s where people are, but I think people see challenges. They see things that we have to manage together. But they also see opportunities,” Johnson said in a doorstop statement ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels.

Regarding the Biden-Putin Summit, he stressed that the US President will send “some pretty tough messages” to the Russian leader when the two will meet in Switzerland’s Geneva. “I know that President Biden will be taking some pretty tough messages to President Putin in the course of the next few days,” Johnson said.