Korean media: Obama visits Korea in April, Korea and Japan will be hot issues

People’s Daily Online, Seoul, February 13 (Huang Haiyan) On the morning of the 13th, South Korea’s Cheong Wa Dae announced that US President Barack Obama will be invited by South Korean President Park Geun-hye to visit South Korea in mid-April. Once the news was announced, the South Korean media speculated on issues that Obama might discuss during his visit to South Korea.

The Yonhap News Agency reported that Obama’s visit to South Korea is expected to “reconfirm the United States’ agreement on the Korea-US alliance” and “to evaluate North Korea’s recent situation” and “to promote the North Korean denuclearization program”. And “continue to implement the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement” and other issues with Park Geun-hye. Relevant comments on promoting the Pacific Rim Economic Partnership (TPP) may also be mentioned.

In addition, the report also stressed that this visit to South Korea is in the process of “historical diplomatic warfare” between South Korea and Japan. Since Obama will visit South Korea directly after visiting Japan, the issue of Korea and Japan will become a hot topic for this visit to South Korea.

Qingwatai related people also said that from the standpoint of the United States, the United States also expects that the issue of Korea and Japan can be properly resolved. Therefore, Obama first went through Japan and then to South Korea, and the historical problems between Korea and Japan will inevitably be brought up. He hopes that Obama’s visit to South Korea and Japan will help solve the Korean-Japanese problem.

Responsible Editor: Liu Yang

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