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President Moon in Cornwall for G7 Summit Updated: 2021-06-12 14:53:17 KST

President Moon Jae-in will kick off his official itinerary on Saturday by attending an expanded G7 session and holding a string of bilateral summits.
Moon arrived in Cornwall on Friday to attend the G7 Summit on the invite of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson the host of this year's meeting.
It's part of a week-long trip, that also includes state visits to Austria and Spain.

During his stay he will take part in a total of three G7 sessions related to health, the economy and climate.
Moon is expected to share South Korea's experience with its digital and green New Deal initiatives.
He will also attend a dinner session for the leaders and their partners.
On top of the G7 member states Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the U.S. Australia, India and South Africa have been invited, like South Korea.

On the sidelines,.. the president also has a string of one-on-ones scheduled with his counterparts from Britain, Australia and the European Union.
Eyes are on whether Moon will hold a trilateral summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Although the Blue House says no arrangements have been made it didn't rule out the possibility of unofficial talks.
It also left the room open for "pull aside talks" with other global leaders that will be present.

The top office emphasized that Moon's invite to the G7 reflects South Korea's increased global status saying that the country will show leadership in addressing pending tasks and take on the responsibility.
It added that the event will enable Seoul to expand its diplomatic horizons by highlighting the need to bolster free trade and supply as well as contribute to restoring the pandemic-hit global economy.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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