South Korean officials said the Japanese side to strengthen military cooperation is wishful thinking
Song Wei Gang
Global Network reporter recently reported Japanese media reported that Japan is promoting the development of military cooperation with South Korea to strengthen the joint statement. In this regard, the South Korean government official said Tuesday said that strengthening Japan’s military cooperation is wishful thinking. South Korean media analysts said the South Korean government have to be careful, it is necessary to consider the wishes of citizens, but also to avoid provoking China and the DPRK.
According to Korea, “Chosun Ilbo” reported on January 5, South Korea, a senior government official said: “If Japan wants to strengthen security cooperation with Korea, the need to solve the problem not one or two.” He also said dissatisfaction, said: “Japan’s unilateral revealed to the media content without consultation with us.”
reports and analysis that is to strengthen military cooperation between South Korea and Japan should first look at the feelings of the South Korean people. Japan and Dokdo in history and South Korea still have differences, so most people on security cooperation with Japan do not trust the eyes exposed. Moreover, Korea-Japan security cooperation will lead to dissatisfaction with Korea and China, the Korean government had to be careful. If the rash Korea and Japan to promote security cooperation issues, domestic public opinion likely to cause division, but also in diplomacy will stimulate China and North Korea.
South Korean government denied that South Korea and Japan to consider developing a joint statement to strengthen military cooperation, but acknowledged that the two countries signed the defense sector are discussing the “Military Intelligence Protection Agreement” and “providing material services agreement with each other.” South Korean security official said: “Korea has been signed with 21 countries’ military intelligence protection agreement,” there is no need for this fuss. “