The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison

Permanent Representative of the U.S. to NATO

"Potential adversaries have sought to exploit the situation creating damaging disinformation campaigns aimed at undermining our unity. While we are actively countering false narratives with facts, exposing disinformation will unfortunately only become a bigger part of our work post-COVID as the world shifts online.

You simply cannot do complex diplomacy over the phone or zoom. Living in a COVID-19 world is a reminder that there is no substitute for a bilateral meeting or quick pull aside in the margins of another event to get important work done. Diplomacy requires candid conversations to properly read your counterpart and negotiate."

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