Possible Trump-Moon summit in November
State visit to South Korea could also include stops in Japan and China, when Trump swings through Southeast Asia
As tensions continue with North Korea over its nuclear missile program, the Blue House said Wednesday that it’s discussing a possible summit between President Donald Trump and President Moon Jae-in South Korea in November.
JoongAng Daily reported that the meeting is being discussed with Washington in the context of a visit that Trump will make to Japan and other Asian nations that month.
“We’ve discussed his visit to Korea,” said a Blue House official after Japanese media reported that Trump will visit South Korea, China and Japan as a part of a trip to Asia.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit is scheduled to take place on November 10 and 11, in Vietnam. The summits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), Asean Plus Three and the East Asia Summit will also take place in the Philippines from November 13 to 14.
Japan’s Asahi Shimbun says that Trump will visit Japan from November 4 to 6 and visit other Asian countries. Aside from Vietnam and the Philippines, Trump’s itinerary will presumably include South Korea and China.
If it happens, the trip would be Trump’s first presidential visit to Korea. The last US presidential visit was in April 2014 by President Barack Obama.