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/JAPAN: S. Korea, Japan Restore Military Intelligence-Sharing Pact


South Korea's Foreign Ministry said that Seoul has fully restored its military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo in the wake of the recent summit with President Yoon Suk-yeol and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Yonhap News Agency reports.

  • South Korea reportedly communicated its decision to restore the 2016 General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) via diplomatic channels, noting that it will help strengthen security cooperation with Japan and the U.S.
  • Former South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced a termination of the pact in 2019 as bilateral relations soured and while the decision was suspended, the intensity of intelligence sharing was reportedly limited.
  • This comes amid aggressive military posturing by North Korea, which over the weekend test-launched a ballistic missile carrying a mock nuclear warhead in order to inspect its "nuclear counterattack" capabilities.

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