NATO chief set for South Korea visit

Rasmussen will visit the demilitarised zone along the Korean border. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary general of NATO, will travel to South Korea this week as tensions with the North continue to rise.

He will arrive Thursday and hold a series of meetings with South Korean president Park Geun-hye, foreign minister Yun Byung-se and defence minister Kim Kwan-jin, reports Yonhap news agency.

It is the first time a NATO chief visits the country.

Meanwhile, the office of Park Geun-hye has described a warning by the North – that foreigners in South Korea should evacuate in case war breaks out – as "psychological warfare", according to Bloomberg.