President Joe Biden removed his mask to speak from the White House treaty room about the withdrawal of the remaining US troops from Afghanistan in Washington on April 14, 2021. (AndrewHarnik / Pool / Abacapress.com)
The White House announced Thursday that Washington-Joe Biden will convene South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the meeting in late May.
It will be the second time to meet a foreigner in person since Biden took office during the coronavirus pandemic. Following Biden’s scheduled face-to-face meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki said the date of the moon’s visit will be announced later.
The meeting between Biden and his South Korean counterparts included a recent visit to Seoul by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and national security advisors to the United States, Japan and the South in Annapolis, Maryland in April. It follows the tripartite meeting by. Korea.
Biden’s meeting with the Moon “will highlight the long-standing relationship and friendship between the iron-walled US-ROK alliance and the people of both countries.”