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Trump to Visit South Korea in Late June - White House

© AP Photo / Andrew HarnikPresident Donald Trump, left, speaks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in looks on during a joint news conference at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
President Donald Trump, left, speaks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in looks on during a joint news conference at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump will visit South Korea in late June to discuss efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Trump will visit the Republic of Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in, in conjunction with his travel to the region to attend the G20 Summit in late June," the statement said. "President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea."

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In April Moon Jae-in visited Washington to meet with Trump to discuss a range of mutual concerns including North Korea, trade and other interests. Back then presidents discussed paving a way forward on denuclearizing North Korea, the White House Press Secretary’s Office said in a statement.

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The situation on the Korean Peninsula improved last year with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in having held several meetings. Kim Jong-un also held two summits with Trump, with the parties having reached an agreement stipulating that North Korea would make efforts to promote complete denuclearization of the peninsula in exchange for US-South Korean military drills' freeze and a potential removal of US sanctions.

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