South Korea agrees to pay more for US troops on Korean Peninsula

The US troops on the Korean Peninsula to cost more to South Korea. A report reveals Seoul has agreed to hike the pay from $830 million to $924 million this year.

Earlier, President Trump called South Korea to contribute more for keeping troops on the Korean Peninsula.

However, the South Korean parliament is still to approve the new agreement, which will be valid for just one year unlike previous such deals that lasted for several years.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said the new agreement has positive feedback in the country but still there are some pushbacks.

In a recent interview Trump said keeping US troops around the world is very expensive. He criticized the nations which fail to contribute, but never discussed removing the military.

Meanwhile, Trump will be having his second meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on February 27 and 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The first summit between the two leaders was held last year in June and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had talked before and after of it with Trump.

Paul Linus