Korea to Revive Intelligence-Sharing Pact with Japan

  • By Kim Jin-myung

    September 20, 2016 11:22

    The foreign ministers of Korea and Japan met in New York on Sunday to revive the prospect of an intelligence-sharing pact.

    Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has been pushing for the plan to be revived, according to a Foreign Ministry source here to forge a joint response to the North Korean nuclear threat.

    Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se pointed out that the matter requires public support.

    A previous attempt in 2012 to forge a military intelligence-sharing pact was shot down by massive public resistance here.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also raised the issue during a meeting with President Park Geun-hye in Laos earlier this month and during a trilateral summit in Washington in March.

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