Secretary General welcomes Indo-Pacific partner countries to NATO HQ

  • 05 Apr. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 05 Apr. 2023 11:17

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand Nanaia Mahuta, Vice Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Do Hoon Lee, and Deputy Ambassador of Australia to NATO David Dutton to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (5 April 2023).

Left to right: Deputy Ambassador David Dutton (Australia); Yoshimasa Hayashi (Minister of Foreign Afffairs, Japan); NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; Do Hoon Lee (Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea)

The representatives from NATO’s Indo-Pacific partner countries are joining a meeting of NATO foreign ministers to discuss the global consequences of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, and other shared challenges such as cyber and climate change. The Secretary General stressed that NATO is committed to working with like-minded partners across the globe to tackle global challenges, uphold the rules-based international order, and preserve peace.