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Moon trumpets economic integration, open trade... Moon, Xi one-on-one set for Saturday Updated: 2017-11-10 19:19:36 KST

After wrapping up his two-day state visit to Indonesia, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has moved on to Vietnam to attend the annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.
Our chief Blue House correspondent Moon Connyoung is traveling with the president. She joins us live from Danang.
Connyoung, fill us in on the latest.

Leaders of the world's major economies have been flocking to this coastal city in Southeast Asia known for its sandy beaches and history as a French colonial port for this year's APEC summit.
From U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo and Russian President Vladimir Putin it's a fiesta of great powers here in the resort city and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is no exception.

President Moon and First Lady Kim Jung-sook arrived in Danang late afternoon on the second-leg of his three-nation sweep across Southeast Asia in which he has been focusing on building strong ties with the ASEAN region and rally support for his North Korea policy.

It's only been a couple of hours and already the president has trumpeted free trade touting it as the driving force behind his country's rapid economic development making it in the world's top ten in half a century.

Speaking to the APEC Business Advisory Council, Mr. Moon urged economic integration through open and free trade calling for the swift establishment of regional economic integration bodies such as the The Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific Initiatives and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Revisiting his 'people-centered economy' initiative, the South Korean leader heralded open, inclusive, balanced, equitable and innovative growth that does not leave anyone behind.

Multilateral summits like APEC are often used by many leaders as venue for sideline meetings. We know President Moon has a few scheduled during his stay there.

Absolutely. The South Korean president has a series of one-on-ones lined up on the margins of the main event starting with one with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran dai Quang tomorrow morning.
The highlight of President Moon's bilaterals will most likely be his face-to-face talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow afternoon.
It'll be interesting to see their interaction, the first since the two countries decided to end a year long diplomatic tension over the deployment of U.S. missile defense system in South Korea.
So, definitely something to keep an eye on as most certainly how bilateral relations between South Korea and China works out will have profound impact on other things in the region including North Korea. Daniel.
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