Joe Biden's visit to South Korea: Yoon Suk-yeol wants to get closer to the United States

After Joe Biden's visit, Yoon Suk-yeol (our photo) is expected to announce his participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

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This Friday, May 20, the American president begins his three-day visit to South Korea in Seoul.

The opportunity to meet Yoon Suk-yeol, the new South Korean president, who wants to break with the strategy of his predecessor and get closer to the United States.

This visit by the American Head of State, only ten days after the inauguration of Yoon Suk-yeol, is a golden opportunity to make this project a reality.

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With our correspondent in Seoul,

Nicolas Rocca

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We should not only focus on relations with North Korea, but rather expand the scope of diplomacy in the European Union and throughout Asia, with the South Korea

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United States relationship as the basis.

 This declaration, signed Yoon Suk-yeol, summarizes the posture of the new South Korean administration: a diplomatic alignment with Washington.

On the defense side, Seoul would like to see the United States strengthen its extended deterrence, which is the deployment of conventional and possibly nuclear weapons to defend the country.

Reconciliations

Joe Biden will also come to talk about the economy and particularly semiconductors.

The US president will visit Samsung Electronics' largest chip factory on Friday.

Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to announce his participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, an initiative aimed at addressing supply chain issues and to which China is not invited.

And despite criticism from Beijing, South Korea's main trading partner, the new South Korean head of state is expected to attend the first meeting of this new structure.

This will take place in Japan, the historical ally of the United States in the region, with which Yoon Suk-yeol also wishes to make a rapprochement.

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  • South Korea

  • United States

  • Yoon Suk-yeol

  • Joe Biden

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