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S. Korea's Moon to begin state visit to New Zealand

Diplomacy 06:00 December 03, 2018

AUCKLAND, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his state visit to New Zealand on Monday, one day after his arrival here following his participation in the Group of 20 summit in Argentina.

A welcome ceremony was set to be held later in the day at the official residence of Governor-General Patsy Reddy, according to Moon's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

Moon and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, will hold a brief meeting with the governor-general and her husband, David Gascoigne, before attending an official lunch to be hosted by them.

The South Korean president will later hold a meeting with South Korean residents in New Zealand.

He will hold a summit with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday.

Moon will head home later in the day, wrapping up an eight-day trip that has also taken him to the Czech Republic.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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