Trump to Meet Korean Business Leaders

  • By Shin Eun-jin, Roh Suk-jo

    June 28, 2019 11:16

    The U.S. Embassy has invited the leaders of Korea's biggest conglomerates to a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, the second day of his visit to Seoul.

    The embassy shortlisted guests at the meeting, mostly top executives of the conglomerates that have invested massively in the U.S.

    Trump is expected to demand that they take part in his boycott of China's Huawei and invest more money in his country as his reelection campaign gets underway.

    U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrives at Incheon International Airport on Thursday. /Yonhap

    Earlier, the embassy contacted conglomerates and asked them to provide data on their investments in the U.S.

    The final list includes Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong, Hyundai Motor chief Chung Eui-sun, SK chairman Chey Tae-won, LG chairman Koo Kwang-mo, Lotte chairman Shin Dong-bin, GS chairman Huh Chang-soo, CJ chairman Sohn Kyung-shik and Doosan chairman Park Jeong-won.

    Meanwhile, Trump said in a press conference on Wednesday that he would "not quite meet" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but may "be speaking to him in a different form."

    Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, arrived in Seoul on Thursday and there is speculation that he may meet North Korean officials in the border truce village of Panmunjom, which Trump is also scheduled to visit.

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