S. Korea moves to ‘normalise’ military pact with Japan

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is seeking an end to a dispute with Japan over its use of war-time forced labour, to counter increasing threat from North Korea. – AFP pic, March 18, 2023.

SOUTH Korea will fully implement a key military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, a defence ministry official told AFP today, as the two countries move to thaw long-frozen relations and renew diplomacy to counter Pyongyang. 

At a fence-mending summit on Thursday, the neighbours agreed to turn the page on a bitter dispute over Japan’s use of war-time forced labour. 

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