President Moon Jae-in left Seoul on June 11 for Britain to attend an annual Group of Seven (G-7) summit, as part of his weeklong trip to Europe, including Austria and Spain. Moon is to return to Seoul on June 18
President Moon is scheduled to join the G-7 session as a guest invited by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the host of the three-day event to take place until June 13 at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Cornwall.
Moon is expected to have discussions on how to address such global challenges as a health crisis, climate change, and trade disputes at the international event.
Moon said the G-7's invitation for South Korea to its annual summit reflects the rise of its international status to a level on par with G-7 countries.
According to Cheong Wa Dae officials, there is no formal bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. However, they did not rule out the possibility of the two having informal talks.