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Trump tweets about “a new trade deal” between US, Korea

WASHINGTON/SEOUL -- US President Donald Trump said on Twitter he talked about a new trade deal with his visiting South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, calling their first dialogue a “very good” one.

“Just finished a very good meeting with the President of South Korea. Many subjects discussed including North Korea and new trade deal!” read his tweet posted shortly after he hosted a dinner for President Moon at the White House in Washington. 


The two are scheduled to hold a summit meeting on Friday morning, which is near midnight in Korea.

Asked to clarify whether the “new deal” could mean a renegotiation of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, Cheong Wa Dae officials accompanying Moon in Washington offered only a vague response.

“A lot of issues were discussed. There were talks on trade agreements, though we cannot release the specifics yet,” the official said. 

(Screen captured from Twitter)
(Screen captured from Twitter)

By Choi He-suk ( and Jung Min-kyung (