In the wake of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson being fired by President Trump, it is being reported that now Ivanka Trump will meet with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha when she visits America.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Noh Kyu-duk confirmed Thursday that Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser, and the first daughter, would meet with Kang.
It is not yet clear what the purpose of this meeting will be and when it will take place. The South Korean Foreign Minister is also expected to meet with deputy secretary of State John Sullivan and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during her visit.
Before his firing, Kang was reported to have a meeting with Tillerson to discuss talks with North Korea, among other issues. That meeting will obviously no longer take place.
Trump defended his decision to fire Tillerson saying that he made it on his own and that Tillerson would be “much happier now.” Trump nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take Tillerson’s place. Trump noted that he and Pompeo are “always on the same wavelength.”
Credit: The Hill