By Lee Hana
Korea and the U.S. have discussed holding a bilateral summit between their two heads of state in the near future.
Newly-elected President Moon Jae-in received a congratulatory phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10.
“I would like to visit Washington, D.C., as soon as feasible, to meet with you and have a heart-to-heart talk on issues pertaining to our two countries,” said President Moon.
“The Korea-U.S. alliance is more important than ever for the Korean Peninsula, especially in our current state of uncertainty. The Korea-U.S. alliance has always formed the basis of our policies related to diplomacy and national security. This fact will remain unchanged in the future,” said President Moon during the 30-minute conversation.
To this, President Trump responded, “Korea and the U.S. are not just good allies but great allies,” and officially invited his Korean counterpart to visit the U.S.