29 June 2017

News Story: Moon-Trump meeting to focus on alliance, N. Korea

SEOUL AIR BASE, June 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump this week in a summit largely expected to focus on how to strengthen their countries' alliance and put their joint strength to use in ridding North Korea of its nuclear arms, Seoul officials said Wednesday.

The two leaders will hold their first summit talks Friday (U.S. time), following a dinner hosted by Trump and his wife, Melania, at the White House the day before.

The most urgent issue for the meeting is North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile capabilities, officials from the South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae noted.

The communist North has conducted five missile tests in violation of various U.N. Security Council resolutions since Moon took office May 10.

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