South Korea's Foreign Ministry says it is working closely with its US counterparts to reach a resolution on the sharing of defense burden on the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea's Foreign Ministry reported to local media on Thursday that communication is improving and that Seoul is doing its utmost. Work tirelessly to reach a satisfactory solution.

The Trump administration is seeking to increase defense spending by about $ 5 billion in annual contributions from South Korea for keeping U.S. troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula.