South Korea, US sign new cost-sharing deal for US troops

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State, shake hands for the media before their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. less South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State, shake hands ... more Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State, shake hands for the media before their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. less South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State, shake hands ... more Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP South Korea, US sign new cost-sharing deal for US troops 1 / 3 Back to Gallery SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has signed a new deal with the United States on how much Seoul should pay for the U.S. military presence on its soil.

Sunday's singing followed rounds of failed negotiations on the matter that caused worries about the decades-long military alliance between South Korea and the United States.

Seoul's Foreign Ministry says it can confirm a new cost-sharing deal for the stationing of 28,500 U.S. troops was signed on Sunday.

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