Trump's Plans for Border Visit Take Shape

  • By Jeong Woo-sang, Roh Suk-jo

    June 25, 2019 09:34

    U.S. President Donald Trump will probably visit the border truce village of Panmunjom during his visit to South Korea this weekend.

    Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Ko Min-jung on Monday announced Trump's official itinerary and said the U.S. leader will arrive in Seoul on Saturday after attending the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan and return to Washington on Sunday.

    The Washington Post cited speculation that Trump may be preparing for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the inter-Korean border, but a Cheong Wa Dae official denied that.

    "There are no plans for a three-way summit between the U.S., North and South Korea during President Trump's visit," the official said.

    Washington also denied the report, saying Trump "has no plans to meet" with Kim, Reuters reported Tuesday.

    But Trump hopes to visit the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas and make a speech in the border truce village, where President Moon Jae-in met Kim in April last year.

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