The first summit between President Yoon Seok-yeol and President Biden will be held in Korea the day after tomorrow (21st).

President Biden will arrive in South Korea tomorrow and stay for three days and two nights, and the White House is closely monitoring whether North Korea will provoke during his visit to Korea.

Correspondent Yunsu Kim from Washington.


White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan gave a briefing a day before President Biden's departure for South Korea.

Sullivan said he was watching the possibility that North Korea would launch a provocation, such as a nuclear test or a long-range missile, before and after President Biden's visit to South Korea.

[Jake Sullivan/US National Security Adviser: During President Biden's Korea-Japan tour, we are preparing for all contingencies, including the possibility of a North Korean provocation.

We are working closely with South Korea and Japan on this issue.]

He added that the issue was also discussed with China to deter North Korean provocations.

He also made it clear that North Korea's nuclear and missile issues would be on the core agenda at the summit with President Yun.

Some media reports that President Biden will also meet with former President Moon Jae-in to discuss a special envoy to North Korea when he visits South Korea have not been scheduled.

[Jake Sullivan/US National Security Adviser: There are currently no plans to meet with former President Moon.

(Possibility of ex-President Moon's special envoy to North Korea?) I've never heard of such a thing.]

The White House explained that during President Biden's visit to South Korea, US troops in Korea will be visited, but not to the Demilitarized Zone, where he was considering a visit.