US President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in to expand their military cooperation including the purchase of billions of dollars of extra US weapons, according to the White House readout.
"President Trump provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of billions of dollars in American military equipment," the readout said on Friday.
"The two leaders agreed to strengthen our alliance through defense cooperation and to strengthen South Korea's defense capabilities."
Trump and Moon also discussed their coordinated response to North Korea's behavior, which the White House described as "escalatory and threatening."
The two leaders agreed and pledged to continue to apply strong diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea, the readout added.
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