NATO chief begins Japan visit

(VOVWORLD) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday left South Korea to begin an official visit to Japan to meet Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and other senior officials.

NATO chief begins Japan visit  - ảnh 1NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. (Photo: EPA-EFE)

High on the agenda will be strengthening bilateral cooperation and addressing global threats and challenges.

Stoltenberg’s visit aims to help NATO tighten its relationship with US allies in Asia.

Last June in Madrid, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese PM Kishida Fumio became the first Asian leaders to attend a NATO summit as observers, where NATO adopted a “new strategic concept” in which the Indo-Pacific region is deemed extremely important to the organization.