South Korean president to visit US for summit

Seoul, Oct 11 (IANS) South Korean President Park Geun-hye will make a state visit to the US next week to hold summit talks with President Barack Obama, the presidential office said on Sunday.

President Park will arrive in the US on Tuesday for her second visit since she took office in early 2013, Xinhua news agency reported citing the office as saying.

Park will hold her fourth bilateral summit with President Obama in Washington next Friday.

Ju Chul-ki, senior advisor to Park on foreign affairs, said that it will be an opportunity of significance to exchange views between the two leaders about peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and US-South Korea alliance.

During her stay, Park will also visit the Pentagon for the first time.

She would become only the second South Korean president to visit the headquarters of the US defense ministry.

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