Trump welcoming South Korean leader to White House this month

Trump welcoming South Korean leader to White House this month
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE will welcome South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House later this month as he prepares for a landmark meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Friday.

On the agenda for Trump and his South Korean counterpart is Moon's meeting late last month with Kim, in which the leaders of both Koreas vowed to work toward ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons and formally ending the Korean War.

Moon's visit to the White House on May 22 also offers a chance for Washington and Seoul to coordinate ahead of Trump's meeting with Kim.


Trump said on Friday that he has a date and location for the talks with the North Korean leader, but declined to say exactly where and when they will meet.

Pyongyang announced last month in preparation for the encounter — the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader —  that it would cease nuclear weapon and missile tests as well as dismantle a nuclear site. 

The North also announced on Friday that it would set its clocks forward by half an hour to bring it into line with South Korea's time zone. North Korea had previously established its own time zone in 2015 that lagged 30 minutes behind the South.