ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
International relations

Moon finds a stubborn Trump on US visit

Trade gains unexpected prominence in US-South Korea talks

| South Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was well aware that the optics would be crucial during his visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, who values personal chemistry above all else in dealing with foreign leaders.

The June 30 meeting was seen as the first big test for Moon, who was elected only seven weeks ago after the impeachment of his predecessor. The stakes were high, amid broad expectations that the visit could determine the future of the U.S.-South Korean security alliance at a time when North Korea is accelerating its nuclear and missile programs.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more