United States Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew flew in to Seoul's Kimpo airport on Monday (24?
United States Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew flew in to Seoul's Kimpo airport on Monday (24 August) to begin two days of talks with South Korean leaders on the proposed U.S. cut-back of military expenditure in South Korea. He was greeted at the airport by South Korean Prime minister II-Kwon Chung.
On Monday and Tuesday Mr Agnew had some hours of talks with South Korean President Chung Hee Park and other South Korean Leaders, in which he pledged that the United States will provide south Korea with more military aid to offset the military cut-back.
The United States plan to pull back 20,000 of the 60,000 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea since the Korean war ended 17 years ago.
As a concrete assurance of United States intentions, Mr Agnew promised that his Government would move a wing of tactical F-4 Phantom fighters to South Korea to compensate for the military cut-back, as well as "additional military assistance."
Vice-President Agnew was due to confer again with President Chung Hee Park on the 26th August, during this, his first stop on a four-nation tour that will take him later to Taiwan, South Vietnam and Thailand.