BRUSSELS, South Korean President Moon Jae-in was set to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit and hold bilateral summits with leaders of Britain, Germany, Thailand and the European Union in Brussels on Friday.

Moon arrived here late Thursday following his three-day official visit to Italy and the Vatican.

The biennial ASEM summit was set to begin early in the morning, involving the leaders of 21 Asian countries and 30 European nations.

Moon will deliver a keynote speech at the summit, which focuses on ways to increase cooperation by the two regions under the theme of "Global Partners for Global Challenges."

Later in the day Moon plans to hold bilateral talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Moon will then head to Copenhagen, the last stop in his five-nation European tour that earlier took him to Paris.

Source: Yonhap News Agency