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Spanish king to visit Seoul next week for summit with Moon

All Headlines 11:32 October 16, 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- Spain's King Felipe VI will visit South Korea next week for summit talks with President Moon Jae-in on partnerships between the two nations, Cheong Wa Dae announced Wednesday.

He is scheduled to make a two-day trip here, together with his wife, at the request of Moon, becoming the first Spanish king to visit South Korea in 23 years. His predecessor, Juan Carlos I, traveled to Seoul in October 1996.

In their meeting, slated for Wednesday afternoon, the two leaders plan to discuss ways to promote bilateral cooperation in various sectors including economy, science, technology and culture, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson, Ko Min-jung. She characterized the upcoming session as a "summit."

Also to be discussed are the Moon administration's regional peace efforts and partnership on global affairs, she added.

In 2020, South Korea and Spain mark the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.

Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson, Ko Min-jung, holds a press briefing in this undated file photo. (Yonhap)

lcd@yna.co.kr
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