Negotiations on military cost-sharing
Seoul and Washington will hold their 10th round of negotiations next week on how to share costs for US troops stationed in South Korea, the nation’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The talks will last for three days from Dec 11 in Seoul to strike a deal on cost-sharing for the stationing of US Forces Korea. About 28,500 US soldiers are stationed in South Korea. The United States allegedly had called for South Korea to increase its contribution to the USFK stationing, a move opposed by the Asian ally.