The meeting between former President Moon Jae-in and President Biden, which had been promoted after President Biden's visit to Korea this week, seems likely to fail.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said at a briefing on the 18th (local time) that there is no scheduled meeting with former President Moon Jae-in at this time.
In fact, it is known that Biden's South Korean schedule does not currently include a meeting with former President Moon.
In this regard, an official from President Moon's side said in a media call on the 19th, "It was a meeting that was initially pursued according to the proposal of the White House. If the White House has made the final decision not to include the schedule, there is nothing to add." I did.
The official further explained that, as the White House's official position at this point is that 'there is no plan', the weight seems to have been put on the negative side of whether the meeting was successful or not.
Instead, the official added, "Nothing has been definitively notified yet, and we are still waiting for contact."
Rep. Yoon Gun-young of the Democratic Party of Korea, who is considered to be a close confidant of former President Moon, also appeared on the radio today and said, "It is a matter for the United States to answer accurately, but it is also true that the White House said that there are no plans. that you were there," he said.
When asked what made the meeting difficult, Rep. Yoon said, "There are various speculations, but I am careful because I do not have perfect information."
On the 28th of last month, while Moon was in office, a Blue House official at the time said that a meeting between President Moon and President Biden was being pursued at the request of the White House and said, "I understand that the meeting schedule is being discussed in terms of mutual trust and respect during his tenure. " has been introduced.
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