Alliance agrees the Republic of Korea’s Mission to NATO

  • 26 Sep. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 27 Sep. 2022 17:24

The North Atlantic Council agreed on Monday (26 September 2022) to accept the request of the Republic of Korea to designate its Embassy to Belgium as the country’s Mission to NATO. This is an important step in NATO’s strong partnership with the Republic of Korea.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Suk Yeol Yoon (President of Republic of Korea)

NATO Secretary General meets with President Suk Yeol Yoon of the Republic of Korea at the NATO Summit in Madrid (30 June 2022)

In NATO's new Strategic Concept, Allies agreed to "strengthen dialogue and cooperation with new and existing partners in the Indo-Pacific to tackle cross-regional challenges and shared security interests."

The Republic of Korea is an active NATO partner. Since 2005, the Alliance and Seoul have developed a strong partnership, based on shared values. Political dialogue and practical cooperation are being developed across areas including non-proliferation, cyber defence, counter-terrorism, security-related civil science projects, interoperability, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence, as well as civil preparedness, resilience and disaster relief.

Allies agreed to invite all NATO partners to establish Missions to NATO in 2011.