US Vice President Harris’ visit to Korea next week… “Debate with President Yun on North Korea’s nuclear program”

US Vice President Harris’ visit to Korea next week… “Debate with President Yun on North Korea’s nuclear program”


Vice President Kamala Harris, who will visit South Korea and Japan next week, will visit President Yun Seok-yeol on the 29th and discuss the ROK-U.S. alliance and North Korea’s nuclear response.

In particular, the US emphasized that Vice President Harris will frequently mention the Taiwan Strait issue.

Correspondent Dong-Hyun Kim, Washington.


A senior official in the Joe Biden administration has released the schedule for Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Japan and South Korea.

Vice President Harris will visit Japan from the 25th, leading a condolence group to attend the Director-General of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be held on the 27th.

After that, it is a schedule to prevent President Yoon Seok-yeol by moving to Korea on the 29th.

A senior Biden administration official cited the importance of the ROK-US alliance, the North Korean threat, and the stability of the Taiwan Strait as key topics to discuss with President Yun.

Prime Minister Han Duk-soo, who is visiting Japan as a government condolence delegation, is scheduled to have a meeting in Tokyo on the 27th before this, and it is explained that they will discuss an expanded alliance that covers the global economy outside of the Korean Peninsula.

When asked whether Vice President Harris would visit the DMZ, he said, “I have no plans to announce any more,” he said.

Meanwhile, the senior official said Vice President Harris would emphasize the Taiwan issue in talks with the governments of South Korea and Japan.

He emphasized that Japan and South Korea also have a lot of interests at stake in Taiwan, and that they see the same position with the United States.

Vice President Harris will also hold a meeting on gender equality with Korean women who have pioneered new fields in each industry.

The visit of the US Vice President to Korea is the first in 4 years and 6 months since Vice President Mike Pence, who visited Korea during the Pyeongchang Olympics in February 2018.

Previously, President Joe Biden in May and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Korea last month, creating a situation where the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest ranking figures in the United States visited Korea one after another in an unusual manner.

This is Donghyun Kim from Yonhap News from Washington.

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