S. Korea, U.S. to meet over defense cost-sharing in LA this week


South Korea and the United States are
said to hold their seventh round of negotiations on this year’s defense
cost-sharing in Los Angeles this week Seoul’s top negotiator Tong and bull is
to leave for Los Angeles this evening for two days of talks starting Tuesday
now the two sides are meeting for the first time in two months after their
expected meeting in Seoul in February did not take place both Seoul and
Washington are still far apart on how much South Korea should be paying this
year the US has reportedly stepped back from its initial request for Seoul to
pay five billion u.s. dollars but Seoul sees the amount Washington is asking for
as still going beyond what it can bear

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