"Article 5 of the NATO Charter, which requires solidarity among Alliance members, should not be transformed, under pressure from Washington, into Article F-35, which would force the same to buy American, as if we were in a purely transactional vision of collective security, "she said.
In this context, she asserted that Europe still had to adjust its "military tools to live up to what it is as an economic and political power."
"NATO will never be the tool of our sovereignty. It is up to the Europeans to build their own sovereignty. It will not happen in a snap of fingers. But we must stop believing that we must choose between Europe and NATO. We want sovereign Europe and the Transatlantic Alliance. Both must be mutually reinforcing, "she said.
Florence Parly also felt it necessary to dialogue with Russia.
"It's not being" nice "with the Russians to talk to them (…). But without dialogue there will be no security.
The common enemy of NATO
At a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Emmanuel Macron declared on November 28 that NATO's common enemy was neither Russia nor China, but terrorism.
Referring to Emmanuel Macron's statement on NATO's "brain death", Florence Parly had previously indicated that it was "healthy for an organization to rethink" and that France considered it necessary "to launch with the allies a real strategic thinking on the future of the alliance ".