South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit India, Singapore

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in will visit Singapore from July 11 to 13 to boost bilateral ties and peace efforts across the Korean Peninsula. His visit to Singapore will be preceded by a  trip to India which will take place from July 8 to 11.

Moon Jae-in will give a speech on his vision and policies for permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula and cooperation with countries in the region.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

The visit of the South Korean President assumes significance as it comes on the heels of the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which took place in Singapore last month.

Moon Jae-in will call on President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his trip, reported Yonhap news agency.

Spokesperson of Blue House (Presidential office of South Korea) said, “Through his meeting with the president of Singapore and talks with the prime minister, President Moon will evaluate the result of cooperation between the two countries so far and discuss ways to enable future-oriented cooperation between the two countries based on such progress.”

“The president plans to explain the country's vision and policy for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of permanent peace, as well as its New Southern Policy that seeks to upgrade the country's cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations,” he added.

Before his trip to Singapore, Moon will visit India from July 8 to 11 which includes a bilateral summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During their summit, the two leaders will discuss ways to strengthen their special strategic partnership, and ways to further expand future-oriented cooperation.

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