November 18th, 2009
07:00 AM ET
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North Korea, trade on agenda as Obama visits South Korea

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Obama toured China's Great Wall Tuesday before heading to South Korea."]Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - North Korea's nuclear program and a free trade agreement will be front and center on President Obama's agenda as he visits South Korea - the last leg of his trip to Asia.

Obama landed in South Korea on Wednesday evening local time. He will visit the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Seoul, and meet with President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday.

The two leaders will have a bilateral meeting and then hold a news conference. They later will have a working lunch. Before Obama leaves Thursday, he'll visit troops at a U.S. Air Force base.

The nuclear program of North Korea - South Korea's neighbor to the north - has been a major concern for the United States and many Asian powers.

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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    A lot of warmongers amongst us prefer the closed fist approach to diplomacy. They will view the exhaustion of peaceable methods via dialogue as a weakness in this administration. Those of us who have lost family members to war will appreciate all steps taken to reach an agreement with a beliigerent nation before drastic and irrevocable measures are adopted. There IS greater strength shown in apparent passivity than the 'my way or the highway' approach. We stampeded through a lot of fences in previous years. There is much mending to be done wherever possible.

    November 18, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  2. Brian

    We have such a cool and capable President. I feel very proud to have him represent me abroad.

    November 18, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |