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Trump to Visit S. Korea for Summit With Moon

Write: 2019-05-16 13:38:11Update: 2019-05-16 17:13:43

Photo : YONHAP News

Anchor: U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month for a summit with President Moon Jae-in. They are expected to discuss measures to cope with North Korea's provocations as well as the provision of food aid to the regime. 
Celina Yoon has more.

Report: The presidential office announced on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump will be visiting South Korea around the end of next month. 

Trump will hold a summit with President Moon Jae-in in Seoul, in conjunction with his attendance at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. 

Presidential spokesperson Ko Min-jung said the two sides have agreed to discuss the detailed schedule through further consultations, while the White House also confirmed Trump's trip to Seoul.

The summit between Moon and Trump will be scheduled before or after the G-20 summit, which is slated for June 28th and 29th. 

Ko said the two leaders plan to discuss ways to establish a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula through the complete denuclearization of North Korea, as well as strengthening their bilateral alliance.

It will be the eighth summit between the two allies since Moon's inauguration. At their latest summit held in Washington in April, Moon officially invited Trump to visit Seoul. 

The two leaders are expected to discuss measures to cope with the North's provocations, following its launch of short-range missiles into the East Sea.

They are also likely to discuss details of food assistance to the North.

Seoul hopes the Moon-Trump meeting will serve as a lever to revive the nuclear dialogue momentum, which is at a standstill since the collapse of the Hanoi summit in February between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 

Trump previously went on a two-day trip to Seoul in 2017, during which he held a summit with Moon, visited U.S. troops stationed in Korea and spoke at the National Assembly. 
Celina Yoon, KBS World Radio News.

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