* Date : 2017-11-14
President Moon Jae-in carried out a busy diplomatic schedule for about a week. The start, was the Korea-U.S. summit held on November 7th. For President Trump, it was the first state visit to Korea by a U.S. president in 25 years, and he started his trip with a visit to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do Province. The two leaders promptly went into their meeting, soon after the official welcoming ceremony, as they agreed to respond sternly to North Korea's provocations. They also agreed to a reasonable level of defense cost-sharing and the promotion of Korea-U.S. FTA talks. The state dinner was a friendly, yet slightly controversial affair, with the two leaders embracing a victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, and dining on shrimp caught in waters off the disputed island of Dokdo, all of which attracted the attention of foreign media. President Moon and President Trump's third Korea-U.S. summit! We'll take a look at what was discussed and achieved at the meeting.
President Moon Jae-in, who wrapped up the Korea-U.S. summit on November 8th, immediately left for Southeast Asia. President Moon visited three Southeast Asian nations, including Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, in order to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN nations. In Indonesia, President Moon attended the Korea-Indonesia business forum, after a summit meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. During the business forum, President Moon announced his 'New Southern Policy'. Then from the 10th to the 11th, he attended the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. During this visit, President Moon held a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, for the first time since the THAAD controversy was resolved between the two countries. On the 13th, President Moon made his visit to Manila in the Philippines, and attended various summit meetings and continued his busy diplomatic schedule. This week, we'll discuss President Moon Jae-in's 'Diplomatic Superweek', from the Korea-U.S. summit to his visit to Southeast Asia.