South Korea

Obama to Meet South Korean President Next Month

Park Geun-hye will be coming to Washington D.C

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Barack Obama, the US president, will welcome his counterpart from South Korea for talks next month, the White House has announced.

Park Geun-hye, South Korea's newly elected president, will meet Obama in Washington on May 7, with notice of the meeting coming amid heightened tensions with North Korea.

In a statement on Monday, the White House press secretary Jay Carney noted that the US and South Korea are observing the 60th anniversary of their alliance.