US President George W Bush arrived in South Korea Tuesday, the first stop on his week-long visit to Asia.
A meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung Bak on Wednesday, the third this year, will kick off a series of political meetings in Seoul, reported dpa.
The future of the strategic alliance between the two countries and the progress made in talks over North Korea's controversial nuclear weapons programme are to dominate the talks.
After meeting with US soldiers, Bush will leave South Korea for Thailand on Wednesday. He is to take part in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing on Friday.