The North Atlantic Council agreed on Monday (26 September 2022) to accept the request of the Republic of Korea to designate its Embassy to Belgium as the country’s Mission to NATO. The ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium, Yoon Soongu, will be the Head of the Mission of the Republic of Korea to NATO.
In NATO’s new Strategic Concept, Allies agreed to «strengthen dialogue and cooperation with new and existing partners in the Indo-Pacific to tackle cross-regional challenges and shared security interests.»
The Republic of Korea is an active NATO partner. Since 2005, the Alliance and Seoul have developed a strong partnership, based on shared values. Political dialogue and practical cooperation are being developed across areas including non-proliferation, cyber defence, counter-terrorism, security-related civil science projects, interoperability, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence, as well as civil preparedness, resilience and disaster relief.
Allies agreed to invite all NATO partners to establish Missions to NATO in 2011.