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NATO seeks cooperation with South Korea on Ukraine and defense industry

NATO seeks cooperation with South Korea on Ukraine and defense industry NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (photo: Getty Images)

NATO will discuss ways to enhance practical cooperation with South Korea on Ukraine, cybersecurity, and new technologies at the upcoming summit in Washington, announces NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

He noted that for the third consecutive year, he has invited leaders from South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand to the NATO summit to expand the Alliance's security partnership with Indo-Pacific countries.

The Secretary-General emphasized the importance of this cooperation at a time when Russia continues its aggressive war in Ukraine, supported by North Korea, Iran, and China.

"Iran and North Korea are fuelling Russia's war with drones and shells. China is propping up Russia's war economy, and providing microelectronics and other dual-use goods for Russia's war," Stoltenberg said.

At the summit, he stated that the Alliance will develop practical cooperation under flagship projects regarding Ukraine, cybersecurity, and new technologies, and will discuss defense industry cooperation with South Korea.

"The flagship project is partly about the medical education of Ukrainian soldiers. We are also looking into how we can expand the exchange of intelligence information with South Korea," NATO's Secretary-General added.

At the NATO summit in Washington, new steps will be announced to strengthen Ukraine's air defense.

Earlier, it was reported that Bulgaria will propose starting peace talks between Russia and Ukraine at the upcoming summit.