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Moon greeted by Abe in G-20 opening ceremony

Moon greeted by Abe in G-20 opening ceremony

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the host of this week’s G-20 summit, greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the official welcoming ceremony Friday amid no announcement yet of any schedule on their formal talks. Having entered the summit venue of INTEX Osaka, Moon walked toward Abe and shook hands with him. They then posed […]

Moon to attend G-20 summit in Osaka this week

Moon to attend G-20 summit in Osaka this week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Japan later this week for a Group of 20 summit, another opportunity to enhance global understanding of his administration’s peace and innovative growth efforts, Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday. Moon plans to fly to Osaka on Thursday and hold a dinner meeting with a group of ethnic Koreans […]

Moon to address Swedish parliament on denuclearization, peace

Moon to address Swedish parliament on denuclearization, peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will deliver another major speech on the Korea peace process Friday on a visit to Stockholm, his office said. In the Parliament House address with the theme of “The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and trust for peace,” Moon plans to emphasize the need for North Korea to abandon its […]

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

Moon hopes to meet Kim Jong-un before Trump visits S. Korea in late June

South Korean President Moon Jae-in voiced hope Wednesday that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to the peninsula at the end of this month. Moon’s offer came amid renewed expectations for a possible breakthrough in efforts to restart nuclear talks following the news of Kim’s […]

Moon, Pentagon chief agree that alliance is ironclad: Pentagon

Moon, Pentagon chief agree that alliance is ironclad: Pentagon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed that the countries’ alliance is “ironclad” as they work to ensure peace in the region, the Pentagon said Monday. Shanahan paid a courtesy call on Moon in Seoul on Monday after talks with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo. The two discussed […]

Moon congratulates Indian Prime Minister Modi on latest election victory

Moon congratulates Indian Prime Minister Modi on latest election victory

South Korean President Moon Jae-in conveyed a congratulatory message Friday to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who scored a massive election win earlier this week. “I would like to convey my high regard for the Indian people who made the choice,” Moon tweeted in English. “He will be a true neighbor to not only those […]

Moon says strong alliance behind continued dialogue mood with N. Korea

Moon says strong alliance behind continued dialogue mood with N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that a unified and cool-headed response by South Korea and the United States to North Korea’s recent missile firing has helped maintain the momentum of dialogue. In a luncheon meeting with top military commanders of the allies at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, the president also cited “personal trust” between […]

Moon to meet former U.S. President Bush this week

Moon to meet former U.S. President Bush this week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will greet former U.S. President George W. Bush at Cheong Wa Dae later this week, Moon’s office announced Sunday. Moon is scheduled to meet Bush on Thursday morning, as the former president plans to attend a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of former President Roh Moo-hyun’s death. It’s to […]

Trump to visit S. Korea for talks on N. Korea, alliance

Trump to visit S. Korea for talks on N. Korea, alliance

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month for talks with President Moon Jae-in on the denuclearization of North Korea and alliance issues, Moon’s office announced Thursday amid growing concerns about the overall peace process. Trump plans to visit South Korea in late June as part of his regional trip. He will travel […]

Moon offers talks with opposition parties on extra budget, N. Korea food aid

Moon offers talks with opposition parties on extra budget, N. Korea food aid

President Moon Jae-in appealed to opposition parties Monday to reopen three-way dialogue with the government and the ruling party on supplementary budgets and other pending issues. He was effectively turning down calls by the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP). Its leader, Hwang Kyo-ahn, has demanded one-on-one talks with the president. Last November, Moon launched […]

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