S Korean Prez arrives on US state visit
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:29
  
Washington: South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has arrived for a state visit expected to coincide with congressional approval of a US-South Korea trade pact.

President Barack Obama will host Lee for talks at the White House and a state dinner Thursday. The South Korean leader will also address a joint session of Congress.

South Korea is a staunch US ally. Talks between the two leaders will likely focus on the trade pact, which both chambers of Congress plan to vote today. The president will also discuss next steps for dealing with nuclear-armed North Korea.

On Friday, the two presidents will travel to a General Motors auto plant in Detroit. Supporters of the trade pact say it will generate billions in U.S. exports and tens of thousands of jobs.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:29


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