Next to a meeting with Major General Karsten Stoye, Headquarters Allied Air Command’s Chief of Staff, Colonel Kim exchanged information with the Command’s Military Partnership and Personnel Divisions and was briefed on Allied Air Command’s mission, role and responsibilities for the Alliance.
I’m very much looking forward to strengthening our ties.
“I’m very much looking forward to strengthening our ties as we both could benefit and learn a lot from one another” says Major General Stoye. “I would thus be delighted to evolve cooperation with Airmen from the Republic of Korea.” he adds.
The Partnership agreement between NATO and the Republic of Korea has been signed in 2017. Since then both are already cooperating in other military fields, namely NATO’s mission in Afghanistan as well as fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean. The Republic of Korea has furthermore joined NATO’s Malware Information Sharing Platform, allowing both to share warnings about cyber threats in real time. Any sort of cooperation in the air domain would be a next step forward in Partnership relations.
NATO’s Military Partnership Programme contributes to increased international stability and security through cooperative engagement with forces of non-NATO countries. Over the past 25 years, the Alliance has developed a network of 41 partner countries around the world. NATO pursues dialogue and practical cooperation with these nations on a wide range of political and security-related issues.