Trump to visit Seoul June 29     DATE: 2024-07-21 08:09:18

In this <strong></strong>file photo taken on June 22, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP-Yonhap
In this file photo taken on June 22, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP-Yonhap

By Ko Dong-hwan

U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day trip to South Korea from June 29-30 amid ongoing diplomatic activities surrounding North Korea's denuclearization.

Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung said Monday the American leader would have a summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on June 30.

The South Korean presidential office in Seoul also said Trump would leave Korea from the United States Forces Korea's Osan Air Base in Gyeonggi Province.

Trump's visit comes after he exchanged letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last week. Both leaders praised each other's letters "excellent" and "beautiful," raising hopes the bipartisan relationship will start improving and encourage Pyongyang agree to become a nuclear-free state.

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In this file photo taken on June 22, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP-Yonhap
In this file photo taken on Sept. 24, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands after signing a trade agreement at a bilateral meeting in New York, a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly. AFP-Yonhap

The visit comes shortly after Trump and Moon join a Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28-29.

Korean media said Trump was expected to visit the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea during his upcoming visit.

Ko said Trump and Moon planned to "have in-depth discussions on methods for close coordination between the two nations for the establishment of permanent peace through the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, while further solidifying the South Korea-U.S. alliance."

Trump's upcoming visit follows Moon's invitation to him during their April summit at the White House.