Moon-Trump to hold summit on June 29-30
Jun 14, 2017
President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will have their first summit in Washington, D.C., on June 29 and 30, their offices announced Wednesday.

It will be Moon's first summit with another head of state since his May 10 inauguration. The visit was made at Trump's invitation following their phone call right after Moon was sworn in, according to Cheong Wa Dae.

The two leaders will have a summit, a banquet and a joint press conference at the White House.

They will discuss ways to strengthen the South Korea-U.S. alliance, resolve North Korea's nuclear issues and boost economic cooperation. Moon will also meet other ranking officials there including Vice President Mike Pence, senators and congressmen, scholars and businesspeople, as well as people from the Korean-American community, Cheong Wa Dae said.

“The visit will carry important momentum to set the ground for upgraded relations between the two countries since the inauguration of the two governments in both countries,” the presidential office said in a statement.

“We expect the summit will be an opportunity for the two presidents to build trust, share vision to develop the alliance and confirm cooperation in various issues including North Korea.”

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Source:The Korea Times




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