SEOUL, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera will make a state visit to Seoul on Sunday for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in the following day, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.

It will be his first visit to South Korea after his previous trip here in March 2012. He will be the first Latin American head of state to visit South Korea since the Moon administration was launched in May 2017.

On Monday, Moon and Pinera's summit will focus on economic cooperation and other issues, including factors related to their respective regions, Yoon Do-han, Moon's senior secretary for public relations, told reporters earlier this month.

Moon is expected to call for Chile's support for South Korea's efforts for denuclearization and a lasting peace on the divided peninsula.

Following the summit, the leaders will have dinner together.

They held a summit on the sidelines on the U.N. General Assembly in New York last September.

Source: Yonhap news Agency