WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump struck an upbeat tone as he left for South Korea Monday, saying he and his counterpart, Moon Jae-in, will "figure it all out."
Trump wrote in a tweet apparently sent from Tokyo, the first leg of his five-nation Asia tour: "Getting ready to leave for South Korea and meetings with President Moon, a fine gentleman. We will figure it all out!"
This photo shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump at a summit meeting in New York on Sept. 21, 2017. (Yonhap)
Trump is set for a two-day state visit to South Korea from Tuesday (local time). He will hold a summit with Moon, make a speech before the National Assembly and meet with US and South Korean service members at Camp Humphreys, a US base south of Seoul.
The visit comes at a time of heightened tension over North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear missile capable of reaching the American mainland.
The two leaders are expected to discuss their joint response to the threat and address the US trade deficit with South Korea. (Yonhap)