South Korea and the United States Will Hold Third Round of Cost Sharing Next Week

The United States and South Korea will hold the third round of cost-sharing negotiations for the 28,500-strong U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) in Washington from Monday, June 10th, to Wednesday, June 13th.

U.S. Senior Advisor and lead negotiator for security services at the State Department, Linda Specht, said the two nations will discuss the cost-sharing deal, also known as the Special Measures Agreement (SMA), with South Korean counterpart Lee Tae-woo.

Since 1991, South Korea has paid for around half the cost of the Korean USFK workers to build military facilities, training for the soldiers, housing, education, and other administrative duties.

The reason behind the SMA is to negotiate how much cost will be shared between the two nations.