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Zhu Rongji to visit Seoul Oct. 17

Posted September. 28, 2000 20:00,   


Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji will make an official visit to Seoul Oct. 17-22 at the invitation of President Kim Dae-Jung, Chong Wa Dae announced Thursday.

The Chinese prime minister is scheduled to attend the third Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be held in Seoul Oct. 19-21 and will also hold talks with President Kim. The two leaders will exchange views on a wide range of issues of mutual concern, focusing on developments in Korea following the inter-Korean summit and measures for bilateral economic cooperation to usher in the 21st century.

Premier Zhu is expected to meet with National Assembly Speaker Lee Man-Sup and Prime Minister Lee Han-Dong and attend a luncheon hosted by representatives of business groups, inspect industries and tour Jeju Island.