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Trump to raise Moon's concern over trade deficit with South Korea

US President Donald Trump will hold a "frank" conversation with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on bilateral "trade imbalance" on Friday and will listen His ideas for a "possible future relationship" with North Korea.

Washington, June 28 (Dow Jones) - US President Donald Trump will hold a "frank" conversation with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on "imbalance Trade, "and will hear their ideas for a" possible future relationship "with North Korea.

Frequent North Korean arms trials will be the main theme of Conversation during Moon's official visit, which he will have dinner with Trump on Thursday at the White House and will hold a bilateral meeting with him on Friday.

But leaders are not expected Announce no agreement to jointly respond to North Korea, although Washington believes that "there are still many ways to increase pressure" on Pyongyang, he said. Today a White House official who asked to remain anonymous at a press conference.

While Trump has responded with a harsh tone to the regime's frequent missile tests North Korea has called for a rapprochement between the two Koreas after ten years of poor relations between Pyongyang and conservative governments in Seoul.

The ideas he has for a possible future relationship with North Korea. Between the two leaders when it comes to addressing the North Korean problem.

The biggest point of friction in the meeting is expected to be the commercial issue, given the repeated criticism of Trump To the bilateral trade agreement that went into effect in 2012.

The White House has not wanted to talk publicly about a possible renegotiation offer of the treaty, but it has acknowledged Which is concerned about the trade deficit with South Korea, which amounted to almost $ 28 billion last year. "(Trump and Moon) will hold a friendly and frank conversation On the bilateral trade imbalance, "the source said.

In particular, Trump is concerned about the" huge amount "of steel surpluses the United States imports from South Korea, Especially those arriving in China, the source added.

In line with its protectionist promises, Trump ordered the Commerce Department in April to investigate Imports of steel, particularly from China, to determine whether it was appropriate to set barriers or tariffs for such products.

It is also envisaged that both leaders To treat the deployment of the US anti-missile shield THAAD in South Korean territory, which has been frozen by Moon in the face of the need for the system to undergo an impact study environmental.

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