Us Rok Status Of Forces Agreement

In addition, the two sides pledged to continue bilateral cooperation and talks on the security of US and Korean citizens, while countering the need for the USFK and ROK armed forces, to maintain a high level of availability necessary to immediately successfully defend the ROK. At this year`s meeting, the two sides welcomed the strengthening and deepening of their partnership to achieve the common goal of maintaining a stable deployment environment for U.S. forces and improving public safety and the well-being of the Korean people. Previous Apec Senior Officials` Meeting (SOM) The Joint Committee is committed to continuing the close partnership and transparency in managing the difficult issues related to sofa, with mutual trust, respect and close cooperation, in order to further strengthen the ROK-US alliance. The next meeting of the Joint Committee is expected to be held at a favourable time for both parties in 2021. The Joint Committee considered that the cooperation between the USFK and the ROK with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic was exemplary. The high level of coordination and communication has strengthened trust between the two sides and has also helped to broaden the scope of the Strategic Alliance. 201. ROK-US Joint Committee of the Status of Forces Agreement The two parties also decided that the Subcommittee on the Environment would continue discussions with a view to developing (1) criteria for contamination management; (2) establish procedures for common contamination testing; and (3) review and possibly improve notification procedures and joint investigation procedures. The two representatives commended the close partnership and efforts of the two Chairpersons of the Subcommittee on Institutions and Territories, which had led to the most recent results. The Board took note of the extensive consultations on the conditions for the return of stocks and on the search for a mutually acceptable solution for the elimination of contamination of those stocks. The parties agree that further delays exacerbate the economic and social challenges faced by local communities around the camps and that the repatriation process should be accelerated.

Next three. The political consultation of UNHCR Korea is taking place Both sides have decided to return the following facilities and areas: Pilsung Air Range (partially), Taebaek; Camp Walker (partially), Daegu; Commander Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) Detachment, Pohang; Camp Mobile (partly), Dongducheon; Camp Jackson, Uijeongbu; Sungnam golf, Hanam; Far East District (FED) Compound, Seoul; Seobinggo Compound, Seoul; Niblo Barracks, Seoul; 8th Army (Religious) Retreat Center (RRC), Seoul; Camp Kim, Seoul; and Yongsan Garrison (plots A-1 and A-2), Seoul, while the two sides continue discussions on 1) remediation responsibility, 2) ways to improve the environmental management of bases currently used by USFK and 3) possible modifications proposed by THE ROK to the sofa documents. . . .

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