South Korea moves to ‘normalise’ military pact with Japan
SpaceWar.com reports: “South Korea will fully implement a key military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a defence ministry official told AFP on Saturday, as the two countries move to thaw long-frozen relations and renew diplomacy to counter Pyongyang.
At a fence-mending summit on Thursday, the neighbours agreed to turn the page on a bitter dispute over Japan’s use of war-time forced labour.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, who has been keen to end the spat and present a united front against the nuclear-armed North, had flown to Japan to meet Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the first such summit in 12 years.
According to a pool report, Yoon told Kishida he wanted a ‘complete normalisation’ of a 2016 military agreement called the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), which enables the two US allies to share military secrets, particularly over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile capacity.
Following the summit, South Korea’s foreign ministry was asked ‘to proceed with the needed measures to normalise the agreement,’ said a defence ministry official, who declined to be named.
The foreign ministry is expected to send a formal letter to its Japanese counterpart soon, the official added…”View Original Article