Relations with partners across the globe

  • Last updated: 19 May. 2017 11:31

NATO cooperates on an individual basis with a number of countries which are not part of its regional partnership frameworks¹. Referred to as “partners across the globe” or simply “global partners”, they include Afghanistan, Australia, Colombia, Iraq, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan.



  • The importance of reaching out to countries and organisations across the globe was underlined in the Strategic Concept adopted at the November 2010 Lisbon Summit.
  • Following the Lisbon Summit, NATO revised its partnership policy in April 2011 to better engage with partners.