South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be visiting Washington D.C. for a South Korea-U.S. summit at the end of next month at the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden, said Cheongwadae, the presidential Blue House of South Korea, on Apr. 16.
South Korea’s presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok informed of the impending meeting through a written briefing and relayed: “The two leaders plan to discuss in-depth about matters such as the continuous development of a solid South Korea-U.S. alliance, and ways for close cooperation toward achieving the complete denuclearization and progress towards permanent peace of the Korean Peninsula.”
Kang also stressed: “President Moon Jae-in’s upcoming state visit to the U.S. and South Korea-U.S. summit are seen to well show the importance the two countries put in the South Korea-U.S. alliance and friendship between the peoples of the two nations.”
Suh Hoon, chief of South Korea’s national security office, had previously said to reporters after visiting the U.S. last month to attend a meeting of security chiefs from South Korea, the U.S., and Japan: “The agreement has been reached in principle.”
“It has been decided that the timing will be determined based on consideration of the COVID-19 situation and other variables.”