Moon to Meet Biden in May

  • By Kim Ah-jin

    April 13, 2021 09:40

    South Korean and U.S. officials are discussing a first summit between presidents Moon Jae-in and Joe Biden in Washington around mid-May.

    The meeting was originally expected in April, but the Biden administration is still reviewing its North Korea policy and the coronavirus epidemic takes precedence.

    Moon Jae-in (left) and Joe Biden

    "The summit will highly likely be held in May, though the schedule has not been fixed yet," a government official here said on Monday. "It was discussed when national security adviser Suh Hoon visited Washington."

    On returning home on April 5, Suh only said Seoul and Washington agreed to hold the summit in Washington "at an early date." 

    The U.S. has also suggested a trilateral summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga immediately afterwards.

    Biden meets Suga in Washington this Friday. 

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