NATO Relations with the Republic of Korea

Over recent years, NATO has developed relations with a range of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area. The Republic of Korea is counted among these countries, which are referred to as “partners across the globe”. Building on dialogue and cooperation that has been developed since 2005, an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme with the Republic of Korea was signed in September 2012.

More information on NATO – Republic of Korea cooperation:

2005-12-02 00:00:00

1st Foreign Minister of Republic of Korea to visit NATO

Ban Ki-moon is the first Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea to address the North Atlantic Council, and meets NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

2009-03-30 00:00:00

Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan visits NATO HQ

Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan visits NATO HQ.

2010-05-11 00:00:00

Minister Yu Myung-hwan pays his second visit to NATO HQ

2010-07-01 00:00:00

Deployment to Afghanistan

The Republic of Korea starts deploying a military contingent of 470 personnel to Afghanistan in support to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

2011-04-14 00:00:00

Deputy Minister of Political Affairs Jae-shin Kim takes part in a meeting of non-NATO ISAF troop-contributing nations

Where he announces his government's plan to contribute US$500 million over five years to support Afghanistan's development.

2012-08-07 00:00:00

Parliamentarians from the Republic of Korea

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow discusses security cooperation with parliamentarians from the Republic of Korea at NATO HQ

2012-09-20 00:00:00

Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme

NATO Deputy Secretary General and Ambassador Kim Chang-beom sign an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme between NATO and the Republic of Korea, formalising relations and providing the framework for deepening cooperation and dialogue.

2012-11-15 00:00:00

Fifth round of annual high-level talks

The NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Dirk Brengelmann, holds the 5th round of annual high-level staff talks with the foreign ministry of the Republic of Korea in Seoul, focused on taking forward bilateral cooperation.

2013-04-11 00:00:00

Secretary General visits the Republic of Korea

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen holds talks with the Republic of Korea’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in Seoul on Thursday (11 April 2013), on the first day of his three-day visit to the country. The Secretary General is in Seoul to discuss NATO’s partnership with the Republic of Korea.

NATO Relations with the Republic of Korea

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