President Park Geun-hye will visit Indonesia and Brunei next month for regional cooperation summits.
Spokesman Lee Jung-hyun said Park will attend the APEC Summit in Bali, Indonesia from Oct. 7-8 and then fly to Brunei to take part in the ASEAN+3 meeting there from Oct. 9-10.
Lee said Park will focus on further opening trade and investment channels with those countries.
She hopes to seal defense contracts and natural resource development deals with Indonesia.
Park plans to visit the U.K. around November, Lee added.