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President Moon to make four-day state visit to Australia from Sunday Updated: 2021-12-08 08:31:14 KST

President Moon Jae-in will make a four-day state visit to Australia starting this Sunday on the invite of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The trip comes as South Korea and Australia mark 60 years of diplomatic relations.

"The visit is expected to help secure a stable supply chain for raw materials and key mining products and strengthen cooperation in the fields of carbon neutrality, hydrogen economy, defense, space and cyber technology. It will also be an opportunity to reaffirm Australia's support for the Korean Peninsula peace process."

Moon will begin his official itinerary on Monday in Canberra with a summit with Prime Minister Morrison.
He is also scheduled to attend a luncheon with Australia's Governor-General David Hurley.
President Moon will also pay respects at the Australian National Korean War Memorial and have dinner with Australian veterans of the 1950-53 Korean War.

On Tuesday, he will make his way to Sydney where he will hold talks with the leader of the opposition Australian Labor Party, Anthony Albanese.
Later, he will meet with Australian business people regarding supply chain issues for key mining products.
In the evening, Moon will attend a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Morrison.

President Moon will be the first foreign leader to visit Australia since the start of the pandemic and is the first South Korean president to make a state visit to the country in 12 years.
As for concerns about COVID-19 the top office says large-scale events will be avoided, while the size of the South Korean delegation accompanying President Moon has also been minimized.
The president will return to Seoul on Wednesday.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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