Relations with partners across the globe
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.