Obama to welcome South Korean president in October

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Posted: Aug 12, 2015 4:22 PM

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) to the White House in October.

Obama and Park had been scheduled to meet in Washington in June, but Park postponed the visit because of a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in her country.

The White House announced Wednesday from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the president is vacationing, that Park's visit has been rescheduled for Oct. 16.

The leaders are expected to discuss security, economic and global issues, including the environment, energy, space, health and cybersecurity.

Their talks will also cover the security situation on the Korean Peninsula in the face of continued threats from North Korea against U.S. ally South Korea.