U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day visit to South Korea this weekend, the South Korean presidential Blue House said Monday.
Blue House spokesperson Ko Min-jung told a press briefing that Trump will officially visit South Korea for two days from Saturday to hold a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday.
During the talks, Moon and Trump will make an in-depth discussion on how to closely cooperate between the two countries over the complete denuclearization of and the lasting peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula while solidifying the bilateral alliance further, the spokesperson noted.
The Moon-Trump summit would come less than three months after their latest summit in Washington in April.
The last Trump trip to Seoul was made in November 2017. Before visiting South Korea, Trump was set to participate in the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan, from Friday to Saturday.
The Blue House spokesperson said the upcoming Trump visit to South Korea would come at the invitation of Moon.
She added that detailed schedules for Trump in South Korea, which were currently under discussions, will be unveiled later when fixed.
Meanwhile, an unidentified South Korean government official was quoted by local media as saying that the two countries were under discussions over Trump's trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) during his two-day travel to South Korea.
During his first trip to Seoul in 2017, Trump sought to visit the DMZ, which has divided the Korean Peninsula since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended with armistice, but it was cancelled due to bad weather.
Regarding the expectation here for a possible trilateral summit involving Moon, Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom, an unnamed Blue House official was quoted by local media as saying that no such summit was planned during Trump's trip to Seoul.