South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next week for talks with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.
The South’s presidential office said on Wednesday that Moon will visit Beijing and Chongqing as a state guest during a 4-day tour starting on December 13th.
It will be his first visit to China since he took office in May.
Moon and Xi are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program and ballistic missile launches.
The deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system in South Korea is also likely to be on the agenda.
Seoul says the system is aimed at countering North Korean threats.
But Beijing is concerned that its own military activities could be tracked by THAAD’s high-performance radar.