Secretary General welcomes NATO’s deepening partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region

  • 30 May. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 30 May. 2024 12:58

On Thursday (30 May 2024), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the importance of partnerships and global cooperation in a video message to the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity in the Republic of Korea. “The challenges we face are global,” he said, “they require a global response. For this reason, NATO is working ever more closely with partners around the world”.

The Secretary General welcomed NATO’s deepening partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region with South Korea, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand who are among NATO’s closest partners. Mr Stoltenberg underlined NATO’s commitment to deepen practical cooperation with Indo-Pacific partners in several practical areas, including cyber defence, counter-disinformation, and emerging technologies.

The Republic of Korea is an important and long-standing NATO partner. This partnership was further strengthened with the establishment of an Individually Tailored Partnership Programme in July 2023. This is the first time that NATO has engaged with the Jeju Forum, which brings together academics, politicians, and business leaders from across the world to promote international cooperation.