German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said the German Navy will send two warships to the Indo-Pacific in 2024, a destroyer and a supply ship. Mr. Pistorius declared about it today, June 4, at the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore. According to him, the German ships will participate in monitoring compliance with UN sanctions against North Korea, and will also take part in the RIMPAC naval exercises, which take place every two years in the Pacific Ocean under the leadership of the US Navy.
Mr. Pistorius noted that countries must maintain a world order based on rules and protect the main sea routes. He also stressed that these actions are not directed against any particular country. According to experts, this remark is addressed to China. Moreover, the statement was made in the context of the aggravation of the conflict between China and Taiwan, as well as the continuing strengthening of China’s positions in the South China Sea. Germany has already sent a warship to the region in 2021 for the first time in 20 years.