October 01, 2023

South Korean President to visit US for five days, talk North Korea with Biden

North Korea and other security issues likely main agenda items during summit with U.S. President Joe Biden

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will depart Seoul on Wednesday for a five-day trip to Washington D.C., the Blue House announced on Tuesday. Moon is scheduled to meet U.S. President Joe Biden Friday afternoon local time, followed by a joint press conference.

The meeting marks the first U.S.-South Korea summit since Biden took office in January this year. Moon had met Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, on nine separate occasions from June 2017 to Sept. 2019.