Washington: US President Barack Obama would host his South Korean counterpart Myung-bak Lee on a State Dinner at the White House next month.

"President Obama will host President Myung-bak Lee of the Republic of Korea at the White House on October 13 for an official state visit," the White House announced today.

The visit will highlight the strong alliance, the global partnership, and the deep economic ties between the United States and the Republic of Korea, it said.

The visit will also celebrate the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Korean people, the White House said.

During the visit, the two leaders are expected to discuss a broad range of economic and security issues and review the progress made in connection with the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the 2009 US-Korea Joint Vision Statement for the Alliance.

The President and the First Lady will also host President Lee and his wife for an official state dinner on the night of October 13, the White House said.