Former President Barack Obama is giving a speech at an international forum in South Korea Monday, hosted by the local newspaper Chosun Ilbo. It will be his first visit to South Korea since he left office.
Obama will also hold an informal meeting with former President Lee Myung-bak and current President Moon Jae-in.
Obama’s meeting comes just days after President Trump hosted Moon at the White House on Thursday. On Friday, Trump took a hard line against North Korea, stating that his “patience is over” and calling for an aggressive stance against the rogue nation’s nuclear program.
Standing next to Moon at the White House, Trump said, “Together, we are facing the threat of the reckless and brutal regime in North Korea. The nuclear and ballistic missile programs of that regime require a determined response.”
Trump will attend the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany next week, where he’s expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and also has meetings scheduled with Moon, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, among others.
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