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Japan stresses significance of GSOMIA intel pact with South Korea

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga worried on Monday the requirement for keeping an armed forces intelligence-sharing accord in between Japan as well as South Korea.

The General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, is immediately restored Nov. 23 unless Seoul notifies of its objective to ditch it by Monday.

The 1 year contract “strengthens Japan-South Korea cooperation and coordination, and contributes to regional peace and stability,” Suga informed a press conference.

“It is important that (the accord) is managed with stability in view of the security environment,” he included.

In late August in 2015, Seoul notified that it would certainly end GSOMIA with Tokyo as revenge for Japan’s more stringent export controls for South Korea. It put on hold the notification on Nov. 22, nevertheless, prior to the due date for revival.

On soured reciprocal connections, Suga stated, “We’re still in a tough situation, but we call on the South Korean side to make appropriate responses on related issues in a consistent manner.”

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