Washington and Seoul continue negotiations concerning the presence of the US Armed Forces on the territory of the Republic of Korea. The stumbling block was the issue of financial support for the contingent.
On this on Monday, February 4, the KBS television channel reported, citing a diplomatic source.
According to media reports, the negotiations will end this week. The source notes that the parties “agreed on the undesirability of delaying the situation in which there is no agreement on this issue.”
“Representatives of South Korea and the United States are actively working to resolve differences, a solution can be found already this week,” he said.
According to the channel, the American side demanded from South Korea from up to 1.2 billion dollars to maintain its military. At the same time last year the contribution of Seoul was 860 million