November 22, 2016 09:50
A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning approved a military intelligence-sharing deal with Japan.
Now the agreement requires presidential approval, after which the Defense Ministry plans to make the pact official as soon as Wednesday.
The ministry announced the resumption of negotiations to seal the deal late last month. The talks were halted in 2012 after domestic opposition due to their secretive nature.
The pact is aimed at sharing and safeguarding information on North Korea's missile and nuclear activities but has sparked renewed criticism from the opposition that the threadbare government of President Park Geun-hye is in no position to make such a momentous decision as a massive scandal engulfs her.
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