NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visits Japan.

(European News Agency)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Japan for a visit.

He emphasized that NATO has strengthened its cooperation with Japan on the issue of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.

Reuters reported that after finishing his trip to South Korea, Stoltenberg immediately transferred to the Iruma base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force for a visit.

In his speech, he said, "The war in Ukraine is very important to us. Therefore, we are also grateful for the assistance provided by Japan through aircraft and cargo."

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The report pointed out that Stoltenberg's trip to South Korea and Japan is aimed at deepening relations with Asian allies in response to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and rising competition from China. He will also meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Stoltenberg also called on South Korea to increase military aid to Ukraine in Seoul yesterday, emphasizing that other countries have successively changed their policy of not providing military supplies to Ukraine.