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International relations

Moon and Esper agree on importance of Seoul-Tokyo intel-sharing pact

SEOUL (Kyodo) -- Visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed Friday on the importance of a military intelligence-sharing pact between Japan and South Korea that is soon coming up for extension.

An official at the presidential office told reporters that Esper and Moon "agreed that the GSOMIA issue should be settled amicably," adding that there was no further detailed discussion on it.

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