South Korea, U.S. protection chiefs reaffirm dedication to defend in opposition to North Korea

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U.S. Protection Secretary Mark Esper and South Korean Protection Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo shake fingers for the media previous to the 51st Safety Consultative Assembly (SCM) on the Protection Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, November 15, 2019. Lee Jin-man/Pool through Information

SEOUL (Information) – The protection chiefs of South Korea and the USA reaffirmed on Friday U.S. dedication for the protection of South Korea in opposition to North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North, the South’s Protection Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo mentioned.

Jeong mentioned he and U.S. Protection Secretary Mark Esper shared the view that a cost-sharing pact for U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, which is now being negotiated, ought to be honest and mutually agreeable.

Reporting by Joyce Lee and Jack Kim; Modifying by Muralikumar Anantharaman