WASHINGTON, May 9 (Yonhap) — A series of thorny issues will test the Korea-U.S. alliance under the leadership of South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump, but the two leaders, despite their seeming differences on North Korea and other issues, are expected to keep the strong ties largely intact, U.S. experts said.
The experts also said it’s very important for Moon to hold an early meeting with Trump.
“There are clearly many concerns on both sides about the future of the U.S.-ROK relationship under the combined leadership of Mr. Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump. Those concerns center around both substance and style, with echoes of the Roh Moo-hyun-George W. Bush difficult relations very much in people’s minds,” Alan Romberg, a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, told Yonhap News Agency.
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