South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday: Blue House

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in holds a joint press conference in Seoul
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jung Yeon-Je/Pool

November 10, 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean president Moon Jae-in will hold a summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday, South Korea’s presidential office said in a statement on Friday.

Last week, Seoul and Beijing agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean businesses that rely on Chinese consumers.

The two leaders will both attend the APEC summit of Asia Pacific leaders in Vietnam’s central city of Danang.

(Reporting by James Pearson; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)