S. Korea, NATO to hold policy consultations

15:55, July 05, 2010      

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South Korea and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will hold their third annual meeting on Tuesday in Seoul for policy consultations, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Ministry officials and their NATO counterparts, including Dirk Brengelmann, NATO's assistant secretary general for political affairs and security policy, will discuss enhancing cooperation between the two sides, geopolitical situations around the world and other mutual issues of interest such as nuclear non- proliferation and deterring terrorism.

Seoul, one of the major non-NATO allies, initiated contacts with the intergovernmental organization in 2005 and has strengthened their ties through policy consultations and personnel exchanges, the ministry said.

South Korea also has taken part in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, led by NATO.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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