February 21, 2024

North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon

US president’s three-day visit follows assessments that DPRK could greet him with long-range missile or nuclear test

U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday for a summit with Seoul's newly inaugurated President Yoon Suk-yeol, with North Korea to be a key topic of discussion amid concerns it could soon conduct a long-range missile or nuclear test.

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul tweeted at 5:23 p.m. that Air Force One had touched down in South Korea, marking Biden’s first visit to South Korea as president. Yoon earlier welcomed the U.S. president’s visit on Twitter, saying he is “confident that the ROK-U.S. alliance that seeks to uphold the values of democracy and human rights shall only elevate in the future.”