Melania meets her South Korean counterpart

Melania used her visit to South Korea to encourage more women to take up sport as she met with her counterpart in Seoul on Tuesday. 

The First Ladies were pictured touring the ground of the presidential palace Blue House before Melania spoke with a group of schoolchildren who had been invited along for the day.

Melania used the occasion to promote her Girls Play 2 initiative, which aims to ensure that boys and girls have equal access to sporting facilities.

Melania Trump spent Tuesday in the company of South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook as the pair took a tour of the presidential palace Blue House while their husbands held talks elsewhere

Melania spent Tuesday in the company of South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook as the pair took a tour of the presidential palace Blue House while their husbands held talks elsewhere

The First Ladies took a tour of the grounds before meeting with a group of schoolchildren that had been invited for the day

The First Ladies took a tour of the grounds before meeting with a group of schoolchildren that had been invited for the day

 

Melania was all smiles as she met the children, signing red white and blue memorabilia for them before giving a speech

Melania was all smiles as she met the children, signing red white and blue memorabilia for them before giving a speech

The US First Lady used the occasion to push her Girls Play 2 initiative which is aimed at guaranteeing equal access to sports facilities and training for both genders

The US First Lady used the occasion to push her Girls Play 2 initiative which is aimed at guaranteeing equal access to sports facilities and training for both genders

Melania was also presented with a book put together by the children during her visit, which will last until tomorrow when she and her husband will fly to Beijing

Melania was also presented with a book put together by the children during her visit, which will last until tomorrow when she and her husband will fly to Beijing

She said: 'Sport teaches children about teamwork, dedication, discipline, and how to succeed under pressure. 

'When we assure girls and boys have equal access to sports we are ensuring they have an equal chance to gain these valuable skills

'Girls Play 2 reminds people that girls love to play sport just as much as boys do. Girls wants to play basketball and hockey, and snowboard and ski. 

'Some girls want to become Olympians and many girls simply want to be active and enjoy sport for the fun of it.

'The Olympics are just around the corner. I am sure you are all very excited about next year's games. It will be an amazing opportunity to bring the world together through our shared loved of sport.

'As we look forward to the Olympics I call on all of us to ensure girl and boys are given equal access to facilities equipment and to coaches. Let's remind the world that girls play too.'

Melania was by her husband's side at the Blue House earlier in the days as he met with Moon Jae-in, before the presidents departed for a set of talks

Melania was by her husband's side at the Blue House earlier in the days as he met with Moon Jae-in, before the presidents departed for a set of talks

Melania smiles as she speaks with South Korea children, hoping to encourage more of them to take up sport ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics which will be held in South Korea

Melania smiles as she speaks with South Korea children, hoping to encourage more of them to take up sport ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics which will be held in South Korea

Melania sat with Choi Min-ho, a member of South Korean boy band Shinee, as they spoke with to South Korean students

Melania sat with Choi Min-ho, a member of South Korean boy band Shinee, as they spoke with to South Korean students

The Trumps have so far visited Hawaii, Japan and South Korea, and are due in China, Vietnam and the Philippines

The Trumps have so far visited Hawaii, Japan and South Korea, and are due in China, Vietnam and the Philippines

Melania is accompanying her husband on his whistle-stop tour of Asia which has already seen them stop over in Hawaii

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