Fukuda readies for South Korea trip

Kyodo

Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was set to make a three-day visit to Seoul from Thursday to take part in the Korea-Japan Forum, an annual gathering of lawmakers and experts from the two nations, a forum official said Wednesday.

During his stay in Seoul with Japanese ruling party and opposition lawmakers, Fukuda may meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the official said.

Seiko Noda, head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s General Council, former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara of the Democratic Party of Japan and Isamu Ueda from New Komeito, the LDP’s coalition partner, are among the lawmakers scheduled to attend the forum, the official said.

Fukuda met with Park in February when he attended her inauguration ceremony.