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Revised KORUS FTA Expected to be Signed Late This Month
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Revised KORUS FTA Expected to be Signed Late This Month
  • By Jung Suk-yee
  • September 7, 2018, 12:31
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U.S. President Donald Trump said the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would be signed soon, refuting an episode in the “Fear: Trump in the White House,” soon to be published by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit New York late this month to sign the revised KORUS FTA with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump remarked on September 5 that the FTA will be signed during the regular session of the U.N. General Assembly scheduled for late this month. The two presidents will have a summit meeting on the sideline of the U.N. meeting and the FTA is likely to be signed there.

At a White House cabinet meeting on September 5, the U.S. president said that the U.S. and South Korea already reached an agreement a couple of months ago and the signing will follow within a very short period of time, probably during the U.N. General Assembly session.

The remark was to refute an episode in the “Fear: Trump in the White House,” soon to be published by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. According to the book written by the famed Watergate reporter, President Donald Trump’s former economic adviser Gary Cohn had to steal a letter from the president’s desk in order to block him from discarding the KORUS FTA. However, Trump said at the cabinet meeting that it was not true and is another piece of fake information.