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South Korea confirms Moon-Trump summit plan

Politics 17:00 November 28, 2018

PRAGUE, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss joints efforts to peacefully denuclearize North Korea, an official from Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday, confirming the leaders will meet on the sidelines of the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Argentina.

"South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to hold a summit between President Moon and President Trump during the G-20 summit to be held in Buenos Aires," Moon's chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan told a press briefing.

"At the upcoming summit, the leaders of South Korea and the U.S. plan to focus on ways to increase cooperation in the process of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and establishment of permanent peace, as well as ways to strengthen the South Korea-U.S. alliance," the Cheong Wa Dae official added.

Moon arrived here Tuesday on his way to Argentina. He is set to head for Argentina later in the day. The annual G-20 summit will be held for two days from Friday.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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