US President Biden has announced that he will visit Japan to attend the Quad Summit on the 24th of next month.

It is likely that he will visit South Korea on this tour, increasing the possibility that the first US-Korea summit will be held between President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol and President Biden.

Correspondent Yunsu Kim from Washington.


U.S. President Biden held a video summit with Indian Prime Minister Modi to persuade Russia to participate in sanctions.

During the meeting, President Biden reportedly said he expects to see him in Japan around the 24th of next month.

It was the first time I mentioned the date of the Quad Summit, a consultative body of the United States, Japan, Australia, and India to be held in Japan this spring.

The Australian general election, which has been a hindrance to coordinating the schedule of the Quad Summit, has been confirmed to be on the 21st of next month, and uncertainty has disappeared.

In particular, from the perspective of South Korea, attention is focused on the fact that President Biden is highly likely to visit Korea while visiting Japan.

President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol's delegation for the Korea-U.S. policy consultation, who came to the United States last week, said that the United States and President Biden had reached a significant consensus on the visit to Korea.

[Park Jin/Elected President of the Korea-U.S. Policy Consultative Delegation: If there is an opportunity to visit Asia, then it is desirable to visit Korea and hold the Korea-US summit.]

If the Korea-US summit is held at the end of next month, Yoon Seok-yeol will be the earliest president-elect since inauguration. A Korea-US summit will be held in the near future.

Discussions about holding a Korea-US summit in South Korea on the 23rd or 25th of the following month before and after the date of the Quad Summit mentioned by President Biden are likely to intensify between the two countries.