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Roh Heads for APEC, Meetings with U.S. and China

Posted September. 07, 2007 08:14,   


President Roh Moo-hyun departed with first lady Kwon Yang-sook on September 6 to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to be held in Sydney, Australia by presidential plane.

Before the APEC summit, Roh is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with Chinese president Hu Jintao in the morning of September 7 and with U.S. President George W. Bush in the afternoon of the same day. This coming Korea-U.S. summit will be the 8th for Roh administration and is expected to address North Korea issues and current affairs, including the recently concluded KORUS Free Trade Agreement (FTA), in advance of the inter-Korean summit scheduled to be held on October 2-4.