Korean leader Moon due in Beijing on maiden trip

China | 6 Dec 2017 4:03 pm

South Korean President Moon Jae In will travel to China next week for a bilateral summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said today, a meeting that will likely focus on ways to rein in North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile technologies.

The South Korean leader will be in China next Wednesday for a four-day trip that will also take him to China's southwestern city of Chongqing. It will mark his first trip to China and his second state visit to a foreign country since taking office in May, the state news agency Yonhap reports.

"Through his summit with President Xi and meeting with other Chinese leaders, including Premier Li Keqiang, President Moon will evaluate the development of the relationship between South Korea and China that marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties and discuss ways to further develop their relations in the future," Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun told a press briefing.

"In addition, the president is expected to discuss ways to peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and establish peace on the Korean Peninsula," he added.

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