(Expanded) Moon prepares for his week-long trip to the UK, Austria and Spain that starts on Friday

SEOUL, June 9 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United Kingdom for this weekend’s Group of Seven summit, and then make two visits to Austria and Spain for talks on bilateral relations, Cheong Wa Dae’s presidential office announced Wednesday.

Moon plans to travel to the British coastal region of Cornwall on Friday to attend the G7 session as a guest. According to Cheong Wa Dae spokeswoman Park Kyung-mi, the president is scheduled to travel to Austria on Sunday for summit talks with its president, Alexander van der Bellen.

The South Korean president will also travel to Spain on Tuesday for a three-day stay, where he will hold a summit with Spanish President Pedro Sanchez. Moon is scheduled to attend a state dinner hosted by the King of Spain, Felipe VI, before returning to Seoul on Friday.

The G7 member states are: the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. The leaders of South Korea, Australia, India and South Africa have been invited to this year’s summit. This will be the first major multilateral summit to be held in person since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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