Moon to greet Trump after attending G20 summit

SEOUL, President Moon Jaein returned to Seoul on Saturday afternoon after a threeday trip to Japan for a Group of 20 summit and prepared to greet U.S. President Donald Trump.

Moon plans to host an official welcoming dinner for Trump at the presidential compound, Cheong Wa Dae, starting at around 7:40 p.m.

Trump is also flying from Osaka, Japan, for a twoday stay here, which will include summit talks with Moon and a tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the interKorean border, where he hopes to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jongun.

It is widely seen as another crucial event for the slowgoing Korea peace process.

It comes amid high expectations for the resumption of WashingtonPyongyang negotiations, probably on a summit level once again.

In Osaka, Moon engaged in a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings to highlight his vision for regional peace and the group's role in addressing global trade disputes and other challenges.

He also had separate summits with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the G20, as well as Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Xi and Putin conveyed the North Korean leader's unchanged denuclearization commitment, sharing the results of their own recent oneonone talks with Kim, according to Cheong Wa Dae.

Moon, however, had no bilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, the host of the G20 event, amid continued diplomatic rifts over their countries' shared history.

Moon shook hands with Abe for eight seconds in the official welcoming ceremony Friday.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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