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President Biden’s Visit to South Korea, Japan

Photo Source: Gage Skidmore

In his first trip overseas as president, Joe Biden is visiting South Korea and Japan for six days.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser, said Biden intends to leverage "this pivotal moment" to assert "American leadership in this crucial region."

“The message we’re trying to send on this trip is a message of an affirmative vision of what the world can look like if the democracies and open societies of the world stand together to shape the rules of the road, to define the security architecture of the region, to reinforce strong, powerful, historic alliances,” Sullivan said.

“And we think putting that on display over four days—bilaterally with the ROK and Japan, through the Quad, through the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework—it will send a powerful message,” he said.

20 May 2022


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