Saying that Russia’s war in Ukraine shows how security is not regional but global, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commended South Korea for its support to Ukraine. He also expressed concern about North Korea’s provocative behavior, including nuclear activity and ballistic missile tests which violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions.
The Secretary General welcomed NATO’s deepening partnership with Seoul, including the new partnership program between the Alliance and South Korea. This program will further strengthen cooperation including on cyber defense, counter-terrorism, arms control, and new technologies. South Korea opened a diplomatic mission to NATO last November.
Photo credit: NATO. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (right), South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol (left).