U.S. security adviser Bolton to meet top S. Korean officials this week: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton will make a twoday visit to Seoul this week for consultations with top government officials, Cheong Wa Dae announced Sunday.

Chung Euiyong, chief of the presidential national security office, plans to hold talks with Bolton on Wednesday.

To be discussed are "pending major issues" between the two nations, including ways to establish a permanent peace regime through complete denuclearization, as well as strengthening their alliance, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson, Ko Minjung.

She added Bolton is due to arrive in Seoul on Tuesday.

He will also have meetings with Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha and Defense Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo, Ko said.

The U.S. government earlier said Bolton had left for Japan and South Korea. His trip comes amid deepening friction between the two top allies of Washington in Asia.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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