November 27, 2022

North Korea high on US agenda during Biden’s upcoming trip to East Asia

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North Korea will be a key topic of conversation between U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol during the upcoming U.S.-ROK summit, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a press conference this week. 

“North Korea will of course be on the agenda — a prominent part of the agenda,” Psaki said. Yoon takes office May 10, and Biden will travel to Seoul to meet the new ROK president May 20 to 21.