The leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan has started discussing the ways to hold a summit meeting in New York during the 72nd regular session of the UN General Assembly to be held next week.
During a press conference held in Chunchugwan on September 13, an official from the Cheong Wa Dae said, “President Moon Jae-in is in talks to attend the summit to take place during his visit to New York for the UN General Assembly next week.”
Previously, Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun reported, “The Japanese government is asking if it is possible to have the South Korea-US-Japan summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to be held in New York. The three countries are discussing whether to hold the summit conference on September 21.”
The heads of South Korea, the United States and Japan held the three-way summit in July on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in in Hamburg, Germany.
Immediately following the talks, the three leaders issued a joint statement that would put the maximum pressure on North Korea for denuclearization for the first time.
The three leaders are expected to discuss North Korea's sixth nuclear test and how to actively implement UN Security Council’s New Resolution 2375 to impose sanctions on North Korea during the meeting which will be the second three-way talks since Moon took office in May.
In addition, South Korea and the U.S. will discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to South Korea in November. The Cheong Wa Dae official said, “The two countries also discussed ways for U.S. President Donald Trump to visit South Korea during his visit to China in November.”
Previously, an Internet newspaper reported that former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon said, “President Trump will visit China in November” in Hong Kong on the 12th (Washington time).
President Trump is planning to attend the ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit to be held in the Philippines in November and the APEC Summit to be held in Vietnam.
When President Trump visits to South Korea, it will be the first time for the head of the U.S. to visit the country in three years after former U.S. President Barack Obama did on April 25, 2014. At that time, President Obama visited South Korea and held the summit meeting with former South Korean President Park Geun-hye during his one-day trip.