Seoul, – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began his two-day trip to South Korea on Friday, which is expected to focus on discussing ways to strengthen the bilateral alliance and fend off the growing threats from North Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Tillerson arrived in Seoul coming from Japan where he held talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and others in Tokyo on Thursday.

Right after landing at the airport, Tillerson headed to the Demilitarized Zone on the inter-Korean border, the first major schedule of his visit to the ally.

Later in the day, he will meet Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who took over in December after then-President Park Geun-hye was impeached by parliament.

He also plans to hold a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to discuss pending regional and global issues. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency