"President Moon [Jae-in] and South Korea have agreed to purchase a tremendous amount of our military equipment, from jet fighters to missiles, to lots of other things", Trump said.
Moon is in Washington to meet with Trump to discuss a range of mutual interests, including North Korea, trade, military purchases and other matters. Trump said Moon would meet with other key US government officials throughout the day.
The South Korean leader earlier this morning met with Vice President Mike Pence, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.
On 2 March, the US Defence Department said the United States and South Korea had agreed to stop their Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint exercises after telephone talks between Shanahan and Jeong. Two days later, the nine-day joint command post drills named Dong Maeng (Alliance) began in place of the large-scale Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises that North Korea had repeatedly slammed as preparations for invasion.
In 1994, Seoul regained the operational control in the peace time, while since 2007, Seoul has several times attempted to regain both the wartime command, however, the date for the transfer was postponed several times. The transfer is currently discussed to be carried out in 2020s. The United States keeps over 28,000 troops in South Korea on a permanent basis.