[QODLink]
Americas

S Korea president to meet Obama in US

North Korea tension likely to dominate talks between country's first female president and US counterpart.

Last Modified: 07 May 2013 14:10
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea president, is to hold talks with President Barack Obama on her first state visit to the US.

Washington and Seoul are marking the 60th anniversary of forging their bilateral alliance, and are fresh from the most strident round of North Korean threats against them for many years.

The two countries are pledging to coordinate closely in their approach, and both have offered talks to the North, so far without reward.

North Korea is likely to top Tuesday's agenda, and the positon of China is also likely to be raised.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

95

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.