President Moon Jae-in met with the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, in Seoul on Thursday, to discuss North Korea's nuclear threat.
The President thanked Stoltenberg for NATO's continued support and agreement in pursuing the diplomatic approach with Pyongyang, while the Secretary General praised the way Seoul has been managing the tensions.
"I visited the demilitarized zone this morning and I saw the professionalism and dedication of the soldiers there. And they are doing a very important service for South Korea, but actually for world peace and stability."
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"As a global partners, we hope the cooperative relationship between NATO and South Korea grows deeper, and we especially hope the military relationship grows stronger."
After arriving in Seoul on Wednesday, the Secretary General also met with foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha, and the two signed an agreement renewing the partnership between South Korea and NATO.