South Korea, Japan seek summit after intel pact thaw | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:08 AM, November 24, 2019

South Korea, Japan seek summit after intel pact thaw

Japan and South Korean foreign ministers yesterday agreed to arrange a summit between their leaders next month, seeking to build on a lowering of tensions after Seoul stuck to a key military pact. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Moon Jae-in could meet in China next month, their ministers agreed on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Nagoya, Japan.  Ties between the two countries, both key US allies in the region, have hit rock bottom in recent months over trade and Japan’s historic war-time atrocities. The accord, known as GSOMIA, enabled the two US allies to share military secrets, particularly over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile capacity.

 

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