Short remarks

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol

  • 11 Jul. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 11 Jul. 2023 09:46

(As delivered)

Mr. President, Mr Yoon, welcome. 

Thank you so much for coming here and for attending the NATO Summit. 

Korea is very highly valued partner of NATO. And I appreciate very much the visit I made to your country some months ago earlier this year. 

We value the partnership with you because security is not regional, security is global. 

What happens in the Indo-Pacific matters for Europe, and what happens in Europe matters for the Indo-Pacific. 

The war in Ukraine has global ramifications. 

And I thank you for your strong position, condemning the illegal invasion of Ukraine. 

We are also very concerned about the nuclear and missile programs of North Korea. 

This affects all NATO Allies, and just underlines the importance of all those who believe in the rules based order to stand together. 

And to stand up for the rules-based international order. 

I also welcome the fact that we have now finalized our programme for further partnership - the Tailored Partnership Programme. 

That just highlights further how we are able to develop our partnerships.