South Korean Defense Minister to Discuss Military Cooperation in US
"During the meeting scheduled for next Monday, important issues will be discussed regarding bilateral military ties, including the distribution of costs for the maintenance of US troops in South Korea", he stressed.
The representative of the Ministry of Defense also said that during the trip, Jung Kyung Doo will meet in Washington with American veterans who took part in the Korean War of 1950-1953, hold talks with congressmen, and also visit a military base in California, where marines are trained. "The visit of the minister to the United States will be a good opportunity to confirm the strength of the bilateral military alliance and joint defense", said the representative of the Ministry of Defense
In January, the sixth round of negotiations on the distribution of the costs of maintaining the American military contingent on the Korean Peninsula ended in vain. The previous agreement expired on December 31, 2019.