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S. Korea, U.S. in talks for mutually acceptable agreement on defense cost-sharing: U.S. official Updated: 2020-08-21 07:31:37 KST

A senior U.S. government official says Seoul and Washington are engaging in continuous conversations to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on defense cost-sharing, adding the issue is about sharing the burden of securing the Korean Peninsula rather than just the money.
Assistant Secretary of State Clarke Cooper said during a teleconference Thursday that Washington has shown "significant flexibility" in its talks with South Korea on the sharing of cost of maintaining U.S. Forces Korea.
He also stressed that it's a matter of shared interest for the allies.
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