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Biden to Visit South Korea, Japan next Month

Thu 28 Apr 2022 | 12:24 PM
Israa Farhan

The White House said that US President Joe Biden will visit South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24.

Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary said in a statement, that the trip is meant to deepen the ties between South Korea and Japan.

"This trip will advance the Biden-Harris Administration's rock-solid commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific and to U.S. treaty alliances with the Republic of Korea and Japan,” she said.

Biden is expected to visit South Korea first, and then head to Japan to attend the summit of the Quadruple Alliance for Security Dialogue “Quad”.

Yonhap News Agency reported that elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, president Biden will hold a summit meeting on May 21 in Seoul.

Bae Hyun-jin, the spokesperson Suk-yeol said in a statement that the elected South Korean president welcomed Biden’s visit, and he plans to discuss in-depth with the US president on a wide range of issues, including the development of the South Korea-US alliance, cooperation on North Korea policy, as well as economic security and major regional and international issues.

Through this meeting, “ We anticipate a historic turning point for the further development of the thorough strategic alliance between the two countries,” the spokesperson added.