South Korean Foreign Minister to Attend NATO Meeting

On March 29, Yonhap News Agency reported that the South Korean Foreign Minister, Cho Tae-yul, will be participating in a NATO session in Brussels, on April 3. 

Members of NATO are represented by their foreign ministers at these meetings. 

South Korea was invited to the meeting due to its designation as a non-NATO Indo-Pacific partner. Other nations with this status in the region are Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. 

The inclusion of South Korea in this meeting signifies growing shared security issues between NATO and its Indo-Pacific allies, such as the military cooperation between Russia and North Korea, and the growing threat of China.