South Korean President Park Geun-hye greets well-wishers as she leaves for the United States, at the Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam, May 5, 2013.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye greets well-wishers as she leaves for the United States, at the Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam, May 5, 2013.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has left Seoul for a five-day trip to the United States that will include a White House summit.

The meeting Tuesday with President Barack Obama is expected to focus on coordinating their ideas on how to deal with North Korea, and other bilateral issues.

The South Korean leader is also scheduled to address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday.

President Park will first stop in New York to meet Monday with South Korean-born U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

President Park, who is also heading a delegation of more than 50 South Korean business leaders, will stop in Los Angeles Thursday to meet with Korean entrepreneurs.

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