UPDATED 1:45 PM PT – Sat. Dec. 8, 2018
The president is reportedly urging South Korea to commit more funding for U.S. troops stationed in the Asian nation.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal released Friday, the president is seeking to have South Korea pay up to $1.6 billion annually.
Currently under an agreement between the countries, which expires at the end of the year, South Korea gives the U.S. $830 million annually, in relation to the 28,000 soldiers deployed there.
The report also suggests South Korean president Moon Jae-In is not inclined to increase funding.
Representatives from both countries are set to meet next week.