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Trump to visit S. Korea in June for talks with Moon

U. S. President Donald Trump, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (Kyodo)

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea in late June for a meeting with President Moon Jae-in, with North Korea and the bilateral alliance topping the agenda, the White House said Wednesday.

The visit is in conjunction with Trump's trip to Japan to attend a Group of 20 summit slated for June 28-29, in Osaka, it said in a statement, without providing details for the South Korea trip.

"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," the statement said, referring to North Korea by its formal name.

The leaders will also discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral alliance and friendship between the two peoples, it said.

It will be Trump's second visit to South Korea following his November 2017 trip.

Separately, South Korea's presidential office said Trump and Moon plan to study ways to establish a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula through Pyongyang's complete denuclearization, as well as to boost the Washington-Seoul alliance, according to Yonhap News Agency.

The two governments will coordinate Trump's itinerary, Yonhap quoted the office as saying.

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