Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul to participate in NATO meeting in Brussels this week

Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul walks to his office at the ministry in Seoul, March 28. Yonhap

Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul walks to his office at the ministry in Seoul, March 28. Yonhap

Korea’s top diplomat will participate in a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers to be held in Belgium this week, his office said Monday.

On Thursday, Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul will attend the second-day session of the meeting, which will be presided over by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Korea was invited to the ministerial meeting for the third year as one of the non-NATO partners in the Indo-Pacific region, which include Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

The meeting is “expected to serve as an opportunity to further strengthen partnerships with NATO, which shares universal values, and to discuss ways to tackle cross-border security threats,” the ministry said in a press release.

The upcoming gathering will be attended by NATO allies and its partners, as well as Ukraine and the European Union, to discuss the Ukrainian war and other new security challenges, it added.

Separately, Cho will meet with Stoltenberg and hold bilateral talks with the foreign ministers of other major countries. (Yonhap)

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