“GSOMIA” Discarded Korean Policy
The Japanese government protested again after South Korea officially notified the destruction of the Japan-Korea military information comprehensive protection agreement = “GSOMIA” on the 23rd. The United States also strongly criticizes Korea's decision, and the Japanese government has a policy of quietly watching the Korean side for the time being.
Regarding the “GSOMIA” military-information comprehensive protection agreement between Japan and South Korea, the first official of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cho Se-yeon called the Ambassador Nagamine Ambassador to Korea and officially announced that it would be destroyed.
In response, Ambassador Nagahama reiterated, saying, “I must say that the local security environment is a complete misunderstanding.”
Prior to this, Prime Minister Abe said, “The response that undermines the relationship of trust between countries is continuing. I want to seek to keep the promises between countries.” Also, the US government is criticizing in an unusually strong manner that the abolition of the agreement could have a negative impact on local security, such as Secretary of State Pompeio “disappointed with the decision of the Korean government”.
With this in mind, the Japanese government has a policy of quietly watching the Korean side for the time being.
However, the disturbance in the pace of cooperation between Japan, the United States, and South Korea will continue to be close to the United States, as it will not be possible to secure regional peace and stability if it interferes with North Korea's ballistic missiles and the response to China, which is strengthening its ocean expansion. It is policy to cooperate.