Europe News Desk!! South Korea informed Japan on Tuesday of its decision to fully restore a military intelligence-sharing pact, the foreign ministry said, as part of efforts to calm longstanding bilateral ties. South Korea sent an official letter to Japan through diplomatic channels earlier in the day, informing it of its decision to revoke its suspension of the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), Yonhap news agency quoted the ministry as saying. Gave. Signed in 2016, the GSOMIA was seen as a rare symbol of security cooperation between Seoul and Tokyo before President Moon Jae-in’s former administration decided to end it in 2019 in protest of Tokyo’s export sanctions against Seoul. I went.
The decision was later put on hold, but is believed to have limited the amount of information sharing between the neighboring countries, as their relations remained strained over disputes stemming from Japan’s 1910–45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. Last week, President Yoon Suk-yeol agreed to fully normalize GSOMIA during a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in order to better respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. Earlier on Tuesday, Yoon said that bilateral relations between the two countries should leave the past behind and move forward. Yoon said at the cabinet meeting, Korea-Japan relations should move on from the past. Korea-Japan relations can and should be a win-win relationship that works together and achieves greater benefits together. Yoon also said that relations with Japan are not a zero-sum relationship.
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