S. Korea, U.S. agree 'in principle' on Moon-Biden summit in Washington
Updated: 2021-04-06 13:13:45 KST
Returning from a trip to the United States after the three-way meeting between his U.S. and Japanese counterparts, Seoul's national security adviser Suh Hoon on Monday told reporters that Seoul and Washington have reached an agreement "in principle" to hold a summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington.
While Suh stopped short of saying when the summit would take place, he said the two sides agreed to hold the summit as early as possible.
The latest remark from the national security adviser also comes as an informed source here in South Korea said last week, that the two leaders could hold their first face-to-face summit talks as early as this month.
The two leaders plan to attend the G-7 summit set to be held in Britain in June, which would set the stage for such a meeting.
The source added that the two sides are currently "in close consultation" to arrange talks ahead of the G-7 session.
Another source said that a schedule for the summit is expected to be "outlined" after Suh returns to Seoul.
With a little over a year left in the Moon administration, Seoul is looking to actively work with Washington to bring Pyeongyang back to the negotiation table, with talks stalled since the Hanoi Summit during the previous Trump administration.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.