In a speech at the Chey Institute for Advanced Study in Seoul on January 30, the NATO secretary-general thanked South Korea for its non-lethal aid to Ukraine, but called on it to do more because Ukraine has “an urgent need.” oppressive” about ammunition.
According to Reuters news agency, South Korea has signed agreements to supply hundreds of tanks, aircraft and other weapons to NATO member Poland since the conflict began.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said that because his country’s law does not allow the supply of weapons to countries in conflict, it is difficult to transfer weapons to Ukraine.
Mr. Stoltenberg noted that countries such as Germany, Sweden and Norway have similar but changed policies.
In another development, North Korea’s state media on the morning of January 30 called Stoltenberg’s visit “a prelude to confrontation and war because it brought the dark clouds of a ‘new cold war’ to the country.” Asia-Pacific region”.
Last year, South Korea sent its first diplomatic mission to NATO, pledging to strengthen cooperation in nuclear non-proliferation, cyber security, counter-terrorism, disaster response and cooperation in security fields. is different.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in the South Korean capital Seoul, the first stop on a tour that includes Japan.
The trip is aimed at strengthening NATO’s ties with US allies in the face of the Ukraine war and competition with China.
In meetings with senior South Korean officials, Stoltenberg said that events in Europe and North America are linked to other regions and that NATO wants to help manage global threats by strengthen partnerships in Asia.