Japan, S. Korea talks ongoing to avert expiry of intel pact

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Japan and South Korea were continuing their behind-the-scenes negotiations Friday in an attempt to avoid letting their intelligence-sharing agreement expire, government sources said.

The general Security of Military Information Agreement is set to expire at midnight after Seoul announced in August its decision to terminate it in response to Tokyo’s tightening of controls on technology exports to South Korea, citing security reasons, amid long-running tensions over wartime issues.

Japan and the United States have been urging South Korea to renew the 2016 accord, also known as GSOMIA, considered crucial to reduce the threat posed by North Korean missiles and nuclear weapons.

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