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與 "A fair negotiation on increasing the defense burden." the deepening of the U.S. stalemate

Amid considerable differences in positions between Korea and the U.S. in the negotiations on the USFK budget, the U.S. is reportedly asking for an increase of 1.4 trillion won per year. As U.S. Ambassador to Korea Harry Harris reportedly visited Cheong Wa Dae in December last year to press for an increase in the share price, political and diplomatic circles have also been divided over raising the level of rationality, fair negotiations, and sharing costs equal to the alliance, fueling controversy.

"The U.S. government is demanding an increase from last year's 960.2 billion won (approx. South Korea) to more than 1.4 trillion won ($1.4 billion) in defense expenses," said Hong Young-pyo, floor leader of the main opposition Minjoo Party at a party meeting held at the National Assembly on Wednesday. "South Korea and the U.S. should reach a consensus on a reasonable and fair level, even from now on," Hong said. On the other hand, many diplomats say that increasing the share is inevitable from a realistic level to maintain the Korea-U.S. alliance.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa said at a closed meeting of the National Assembly on Wednesday, "There is a great deal of disagreement between Korea and the U.S. in the process of negotiating the secret payment," requesting the National Assembly's support, which has the right to ratify the sharing agreement.

As the negotiations are stalled for a long time, differences between Seoul and Washington are becoming public. Regarding the phone conversation between Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeii, the Foreign Ministry said on the previous day, "The two foreign ministers also agreed to promptly agree on a reasonable agreement that can be accepted under the spirit of mutual respect and understanding." However, there is no mention in the State Department's statement. At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland from July 23 to 25, Kang planned to discuss defense budget sharing negotiations with Pompeii, but his attendance was cancelled due to the shutdown of the U.S. federal government.

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a settlement cannot be made without political discourse between the leaders of the two countries. Analysts say that U.S. Ambassador Harris met National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong in December last year and mentioned the issue of the shareholding, showing his willingness to negotiate directly with Cheong Wa Dae beyond the Foreign Ministry. A high-ranking government official said on Thursday that it is the basis for negotiations to move up to a higher level if the defense budget does not reach any level.
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