South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit New Zealand

South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the P4G Summit, in Copenhagen Denmark, Octobe 2018.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the P4G Summit, in Copenhagen Denmark, Octobe 2018. Photo credit: Reuters

The President of the Republic of Korea, President Moon Jae-in, is set to visit New Zealand in December.

He'll arrive in the country on December 2, and remain here for two days.

In a press release sent to media on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was looking forward to welcoming President Moon to New Zealand.

"I met with President Moon on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit and APEC last week, and he expressed how much he was looking forward to coming back to New Zealand following visits here in 2006 and 2015.

"Our governments have much in common, not just in terms of the international outlook, but also on the domestic policy front where we will be looking to exchange views and experiences."

The visit, she hopes, will continue to build the strength and mutual benefit of the relationship the two countries hold. 

President Moon is also set to be met by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters for the high-level discussions.

Mr Moon's programme will include a welcome ceremony, a state lunch hosted by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

He is also set to go on a tour of Auckland War Memorial Museum, and attend an engagement with the Korean community in Auckland.

President Moon is the 19th President of South Korea and has been in power since 2017.

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