South Korea’s Yoon to pay state visit to Britain, Netherlands

LONDON/SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will pay a state visit to Britain in November following an invitation from King Charles, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday.

Charles will host Yoon and his wife Kim Keon Hee at the palace for the second official state visit of his reign. The first was by South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa last November.

The king previously met the South Korean president at a reception the evening before the funeral for his mother Queen Elizabeth in September last year.

The palace said further details of the visit would be announced at a later date.

Yoon will also visit the Netherlands in December on an invitation from Dutch King Willem-Alexander, South Korea’s presidential office said.

It would mark the first state visit by a South Korean president to the Netherlands since the countries established diplomatic ties in 1961, Yoon’s office said.

(Reporting by Michael Holden in London, Soo-hyang Choi in Seoul; Editing by William James, Ed Davies and Himani Sarkar)