President Biden of the United States will leave Washington, DC on the 19th for his first visit to Japan and South Korea since taking office.

In Japan, in addition to holding a summit meeting with Prime Minister Kishida, he is planning to attend the summit meeting of Quad, the framework of the four countries of Japan, the United States, Australia and India. I would like to emphasize that there is no change in our stance of deepening our involvement in the Indo-Pacific region.

President Biden will leave Washington, DC on the 19th to visit Japan and South Korea.



This is the first time President Biden has visited Japan and South Korea since his inauguration.



During his stay in Japan, President Biden will attend a summit meeting


with Prime Minister Kishita


, as well as a summit meeting of Quad, a framework of four countries including Australia and India in addition to Japan and the United States.



He will also announce the start of talks to launch the IPEF-Indo-Pacific Economic Framework with a view to countering China's growing influence.



In addition, South Korea, which will visit prior to Japan, is scheduled to hold its first summit meeting with President Yoon Seok-yeol, who took office this month, and is expected to exchange opinions on how to deal with North Korea, which continues to develop nuclear weapons and missiles. increase.



In a statement, the White House emphasized the significance of this visit, "to further advance our unwavering determination for a free and open alliance between the Indo-Pacific and Japan and South Korea."



President Biden will be involved in the Indo-Pacific region with China in mind, even as he is forced to respond to the situation in Ukraine by visiting Japan and South Korea following the summit meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations held last week. I would like to emphasize that there is no change in the attitude of deepening.

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