Biden to Visit Samsung Chip Plant, DMZ

  • By Choi Kyung-woon, Shin Eun-jin

    May 18, 2022 13:28

    U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to visit a Samsung semiconductor plant and the demilitarized zone when he visits Korea on Friday and Saturday.

    A diplomatic source said on Tuesday, "The two countries are discussing visits by the two leaders to symbolic places for the purpose of expanding the scope of the bilateral alliance to economic security."

    Yoon Suk-yeol (left) and Joe Biden /News1

    Biden is in favor of restructuring the global chip supply chain with focus on American allies, and Korea is a major partner. He will be shown around the Samsung plant by Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong and is accompanied on his trip by Cristiano Amon, the CEO of America's leading wireless tech company Qualcomm.

    The visit to the DMZ, accompanied by President Yoon Suk-yeol, will be confirmed at the last minute for security reasons. 

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