May 18, 2017 / 12:29 AM / 6 months ago

Leaders of China, South Korea could meet as early as July at G20 meeting: South Korea envoy

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in could meet with China’s President Xi Jinping as early as July at a Group of 20 summit in Germany, Seoul’s envoy to China Lee Hae-chan said on Thursday, while a separate meeting could also be possible in August.

FILE PHOTO: Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in takes an oath during his inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool/File Photo

Lee, a former prime minister, was leaving for Beijing early on Thursday and he made the televised remarks to reporters at the airport before departing.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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