United States Forces Korea (USFK) announced on 11 December the return of four US military sites to the South Korean government along with plans to initiate the return of 13 additional ones.
In a statement the force said that USFK Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Kenneth S Wilsbach and Director General Ko Yunju from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul finalised the permanent return of Camps Eagle and Long (Wonju), of parcels of Camp Market (Bupyeong), and of the Shea Range parcel located at Camp Hovey (Dongducheon) “back to Korean control effective today [11 December]”.
“This marks the biggest land return of former US sites to the RoK [Republic of Korea] since 2015, and USFK has 13 additional completely vacated and closed sites ready for return now,” said USFK, adding that the agreement was made during the 200th Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Joint Committee meeting held that same day at Camp Humphreys.
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