In 1993, the countries signed a SOFA.104 The agreement was extended on 19 September 1994; April 28, 1995; November 29, December 1 and December 8, 1995. The countries reached an agreement in 1998 on the treatment of U.S. forces that visited the Philippines.105 This agreement was amended on April 11 and 12, 2006. The difference between this agreement and SOFA, originally concluded in 1993, is that this agreement applies to the visit of US forces that are not stationed in the Philippines. The countries also reached an agreement on the treatment of staff of the Republic of the Philippines who visited the United States (agreement in return).106 As has already been discussed, Congress has approved pacts that change the status of the Marshall Islands, Micronesias and Palaos of the former territories and possessions in relation to those of the independent states (FAS).143 The language of the pacts requires the conclusion of a SOFA between the parties concerned. In 2004, marshall Islands and Micronesia entered into a mutual defence agreement with the United States.144 Palau entered into a SOFA with the United States in 1986.145 In 1954, the United States and the Republic of Korea entered into a mutual defence treaty.86 To attempt to peacefully resolve international disputes when the political independence or security of one of the parties is threatened by an external armed attack. , and that each party would act to deal with the common danger in accordance with its respective constitutional procedures.87 Article IV of the Treaty confers on the United States “the right to sell…. 88 Under the Treaty, including Article IV, countries concluded a SOFA in 1966 containing protocols and an exchange of agreed notes; it was amended on January 18, 2001. On May 23, 2005, President Hamid Karzai and President Bush issued a “joint statement” in which they presented a future agreement between the two countries.60 It provides that the U.S.
military in Afghanistan “must organize, train, equip and support the Afghan security forces” until Afghanistan has developed its own capabilities and “advise on the adoption of appropriate measures in the event that Afghanistan perceives its territorial integrity. Independence or security is threatened or threatened. The statement does not mention the status of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but if an agreement is reached in accordance with the declaration, an agreement on the status of the armed forces can be expected to be reached. In August 2008, shortly after the US airstrikes apparently resulted in civilian casualties, President Karzai called for a review of the presence of all foreign forces in Afghanistan and the conclusion of formal SOFS with the countries concerned.61 However, it does not appear clear that the parties have begun formal negotiations that could lead to an updated sofa. On November 17, 2008, the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq signed Ryan Crocker and the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, after months of negotiations, two documents: (1) the Strategic Framework Agreement for a Friendship and Cooperation Relationship between the United States and the Republic of Iraq (Strategic Framework Agreement) and (2) the agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq on the withdrawal of the United States armed forces from Iraq and the organization of their activities during their temporary presence. 119 In a way, the agreements reached are different from the long-term security agreement originally provided for in the Declaration of Principles.