Photo: Yonhap News
President Moon Jae-in is likely to meet the top diplomats of China and the United States when they visit Seoul this month, as he strives to prevent North Korea's recent shooting of a South Korean fisheries official from derailing the Korea Peninsula peace process.
According to Yonhap News on Thursday, a diplomatic source said Seoul and Beijing are in "continued consultations" on the issue of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's possible visit in October.
Moon is expected to meet Wang at Cheong Wa Dae if he makes his first trip here in 10 months.
The president has been seeking ways to improve inter-Korean ties, including declaring a formal end to the Korean War and helping advance denuclearization talks.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also make his first visit to South Korea in two years.
Pompeo is scheduled to attend the Quad security dialogue with his Australian, Indian and Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, according to the State Department, and will also be in Seoul on October 7-8 for meetings with senior officials.
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