30 Nov 2018

State visit on the horizon for South Korean president

2:05 pm on 30 November 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will stop off in New Zealand after the G20 forum.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in is pictured upon arrival at Ezeiza International airport in Buenos Aires province, on November 29, 2018. - Global leaders gather in the Argentine capital for a two-day G20 summit beginning on Friday. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP)

President Moon Jae-in arrives in Buenos Aires for the G20 meeting. Photo: AFP

President Moon will make an official state visit to New Zealand from Sunday.

The trip comes on the back of his participation in the G20 meeting in Argentina.

His agenda here over the three days of his visit will include discussions on deepening bilateral cooperation, and on creating synergies between his "New Southern Policy", which focuses on South-East Asia, and New Zealand's Pacific Reset policy.

Mr Moon and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will also affirm their shared commitment to maintaining peace in the region.

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