Seoul, 1 July 2022 (TDI): South Korean President, Yoon Suk-yeol participated in the head of state and government level meeting of the North Atlantic Council.

President Yoon Suk-yeol highlighted the issue of the North Korean nuclear program. He urged the international community to resolve the issue and take a stronger stance to lead North Korea towards denuclearization.

He said that the world should show stronger determination against North Korea’s intent to build nuclear missiles.

He mentioned that North Korea’s missile programs are a straightforward violation of the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions. It imposes a great threat to the peace of the Korean Peninsula as well as to global security.


The President thanked NATO for its consistent support to South Korea regarding the North Korean issues. He added that NATO and South Korea have developed strong corporations in the military and political sectors.

He said that the Republic of Korea/South Korea (ROK) will now play a stronger role with the international community. Also, it will take full responsibility as a capable country.

In conclusion, he hoped that their cooperative relations will serve as the key to solidarity. Also, it will protect global principles and values. Peace and freedom can be assured through solidarity with the international community.

Meeting with US President and Japanese Prime Minister 

President Yoon also held a meeting with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. They discussed the matters of security cooperation to counter the North’s nuclear issue.

President Yoon said that the threats of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs are continuously evolving. The uncertainties for global security have increased.

Therefore the need for trilateral partnership has become more significant. In response, both Prime Minister Kishida and President Biden agreed.

They expressed that they also look forward to trilateral cooperation among the three states. They are also looking for a stronger response through continued dialogue.

In the briefing on the summit, a staff member from the presidential office said that the security cooperation between the USA, Japan, and South Korea has been restored.