South Korea agrees to pay more for Amer­i­can troops

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - Ht World -

SEOUL: South Korea and the US struck a new deal on Sun­day that in­creases Seoul’s con­tri­bu­tion to the cost of the Amer­i­can mil­i­tary pres­ence on its soil. Ne­go­tia­tors from the two coun­tries signed a cost-shar­ing plan which re­quires South Korea to pay about $924 mil­lion in 2019, Seoul’s for­eign min­istry said. The two coun­tries reaf­firmed the need for a “sta­ble” US mil­i­tary de­ploy­ment amid the “rapidly chang­ing sit­u­a­tion on the Korean Penin­sula.”

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