Asean-Korea Summit: 'Midterm review' of Moon's Asean outreach

Various events in Busan show the Seoul government's commitment to South-east Asia

South Korean officials inspecting the venue for the Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in the city of Busan yesterday. The two-day event marks 30 years of relations between Asean and South Korea.
South Korean officials inspecting the venue for the Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in the city of Busan yesterday. The two-day event marks 30 years of relations between Asean and South Korea. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (left) being welcomed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the presidential Blue House in Seoul yesterday.
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (left) being welcomed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the presidential Blue House in Seoul yesterday.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be hosting the biggest diplomatic event of his term when he welcomes South-east Asian leaders to his hometown Busan today.

The Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit will serve as a "midterm review" of the Moon administration's New Southern Policy aimed at upgrading ties with the regional grouping, and pave the way for further cooperation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2019, with the headline Asean-Korea Summit: 'Midterm review' of Moon's Asean outreach. Subscribe