Moon and Xi hold second summit Saturday

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During Saturday's summit, Moon and Xi also agreed to quickly normalise bilateral exchanges in all sectors, reiterating an agreement announced last month to end a year-long standoff over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shake hands before their bilateral summit meeting on Saturday in Danang, Vietnam, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting.

President Moon attends a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council at the Furama Resort Hotel in Da Nang, Vietnam on November 10.

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The annual APEC economic leaders' summit was set to kick off later in the day, involving the leaders of 20 other major economies in the Asia-Pacific region that include the United States and Japan.

Restoring relations between Korea and China, getting North Korea to participate in the PyeongChang Olympics and creating an atmosphere conducive to talks with Pyongyang about denuclearization is a part of Moon's comprehensive strategy toward the North, outlined in his Berlin address in July.

He was widely expected to call for China's support when he meets his Chinese counterpart here.

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Moon's visit to Indonesia is his first to Southeast Asia since taking office.

Philippines: South Korean Government has announced on 3 November that it will allow visa-free entry for tourists from 3 Southeast Asian countries - the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam until April 2018.

Xi noted his meeting with the South Korean leader marked a turnaround in South Korea-China relations. At the forum, Moon said that his country wanted to boost economic ties with Indonesia.

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The Chinese president also underscored the importance of South Korea-China relations, saying the conditions on the Korean Peninsula were at a "pivotal" juncture.

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