South Korean President, Joe Biden expected to meet next week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Joe Biden are expected to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Italy or the United State climate summit in Glasgow a senior official said on Monday.

Both the top leaders are scheduled to participate in the G20 summit next week, as well as the COP26 climate talks on November 1 and 2, when world leaders will assess  achievements since the Paris agreement to limit global warming, according to reports. Before joining the G20 summit, Moon will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday to discuss peace on the Korean Peninsula and efforts to end the pandemic.

According to the available information, two leaders could meet on the margins of the global summits, the official replied: "I expect President Moon and President Biden to meet at G20 or COP26." The official said, however, no specific timing has been decided, indicating there may be a "pull aside" meeting rather than formal bilateral talks. Also, both the leaders are expected to exchange their opinions on ensuring peace between the two Koreas, the official said. Pope Francis had earlier called for peace on the Peninsula and expressed a willingness to visit North Korea.

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