Tokyo and Seoul will look to reach a deal on measures to prevent a reoccurrence of a 2018 incident in which a South Korean warship directed its fire control radar at a Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol plane, sources have said, providing a boost to bilateral defense ties.

The two neighbors' defense ministers hope to use talks on the agreement to kick-start their defense relationship, which has been in limbo since the incident.

The meeting is expected to take place on the sidelines of the Asia Security Summit, better known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, to be held in Singapore from May 31.