Biden Could Visit Korea Next Month

  • By Lee Yong-soo, Lee Min-seok

    April 13, 2022 11:33

    U.S. President Joe Biden is to visit Japan in late May for a Quadrilateral Security Dialogue summit and could stop over in Korea to meet its new President Yoon Suk-yeol.

    The U.S. and Korean governments are consulting about a visit, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

    Yoon Suk-yeol (left) and Joe Biden

    Yoon, who is keen to strengthen the alliance with the U.S., will be inaugurated on May 10, and the Quad summit is scheduled for May 24.

    "There has been a consensus that it would be better for the U.S. president's first visit to Korea to take place before he travels to Japan," a diplomatic source said. "The U.S.' situation must be considered too, but we are making efforts to ensure the visit to Korea happens first."

    The Quad, an informal anti-China alliance, consists of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S., but Korea has so far opted out. 

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