Japan plans to open Asia's first NATO liaison office after Russia's aggression in Ukraine

12:36 10 May Kyiv, Ukraine

Japan plans to open the first NATO liaison office in Asia after Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

According to Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi in an interview with CNN, Japan has reconsidered the situation in the region after the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation and is in talks to open a NATO liaison office.

He stressed that cooperation between Japan and NATO is becoming increasingly important, as what happens in Eastern Europe directly affects the situation in the Pacific region..

The NATO Liaison Office in Japan will strengthen communication with South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Recall that NATO already has similar liaison offices in other countries, including Ukraine and Austria. At present, the details of an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Japan remain under negotiation.