To pay employee salaries at a US military base in South Korea
The US military stationed in South Korea has been unable to complete discussions between the U.S. and South Korean governments over the cost of this year, so approximately half of the Korean employees who work at the U.S. military base have taken leave of absence from April. Prior to the agreement, the Korean side will be able to return to the site by paying this year's salary. However, it is still unclear when the difficult talks will reach agreement.
The US and South Korean governments have been discussing the costs of the US military stationed in South Korea since September last year, but the years have not been settled.
As a result, the U.S. Army has decided that it will not be able to bear the salaries of Korean employees who work at the base, and about 4,000 people, which is about half of all employees, are on leave from April.
About this, according to what the US Department of Defense clarified on the 2nd, the Korean side paid about 200 million dollars as a salary for all employees for one year prior to the agreement, about 22 billion yen in Japanese yen He proposed to pay and the US side accepted it.
Korean employees who are on leave are expected to be able to return to the work site this month.
In response, the Korean Ministry of Defense commented, "We welcome the decision of the United States. We will strive to reach an agreement early."
However, the news agency of the news agency said that the Korean side has proposed to increase the burden of 13% of the burden of difficult talks, whereas the US side is seeking an increase of about 50%. However, it is still unclear when an agreement will be reached.