U.S. President Barack Obama travels to South Korea to attend the summit on nuclear security and conduct a series of bilateral negotiations, including with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, reported Washington correspondent on Saturday.
According to the Deputy Advisor to the White House Ben Rhodes, Mr. Obama’s visit will focus on nuclear security and nonproliferation, as well as various aspects of the U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific.
Before the summit, Mr. Obama plans to visit the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, strip of land with a length of 241 km and a width of four. The U.S. leader will meet with U.S. military contingent deployed in the Korean Peninsula.
In addition, during his visit, Mr. Obama will conduct bilateral talks with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, the prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.
“This will be the last negotiations with M.Medvedev as president, and both sides will take this opportunity to discuss a wide range of problems. Among these should be included Iran, Syria, North Korea, the regional security and nuclear, trade and access for U.S. contractors to Russian markets, “said M.Rhodes.