During the trips, the U.S. President will meet with the leaders of these countries.

The U.S. President Joe Biden will pay a visit to South Korea and Japan from May 20 to 24. This was announced by White House press Secretary Jen Psaki.

“The President <…> from May 20 to 24 will visit the Republic of Korea and Japan to further deepen ties between our governments, economies and people. This trip will contribute to the administration’s unwavering commitment to the freedom and openness of the Indian and Pacific oceans regions, as well as to the U.S. treaty alliances with the Republic of Korea and Japan,” Psaki said in a written statement. During the visit, Biden will meet with the leaders of these countries. “They will discuss opportunities to deepen our vital security relations, strengthen economic ties and expand our close cooperation to achieve practical results,” the statement said.

In addition, as Psaki noted, a meeting of the heads of state of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), which includes Japan, Australia, India and the United States, is planned in Tokyo. According to the Yonhap news agency, Biden will pay his first official visit to the Republic of Korea on May 20-22; the summit is scheduled for May 21.