November 29, 2022

America will quickly dispatch a staff of working-level officers to Seoul to organize for a probable Could summit between incoming South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden, an official with the transition staff mentioned Wednesday.

“The U.S. officers can be right here to go over gadgets on (the summit) agenda, relatively than to debate particular insurance policies,” mentioned Kim Sung-han, a key member of the transition staff’s international coverage subcommittee, including he himself doesn’t plan on assembly these delegates.

In this Associated Press photo, U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda at the New Hampshire Port Authority in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on April 19, 2022. (Yonhap)

President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol speaks at a gathering held inside a nationwide synthetic intelligence complicated in Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul, on April 20, 2022. (Pool photograph) (Yonhap)

In line with diplomatic sources, the U.S. delegation is scheduled to reach right here round Saturday.

Whereas the working-level officers and their Seoul counterparts are anticipated to debate the time and place for the summit, extra senior diplomatic officers will possible talk about key particulars of an settlement between the 2 leaders.

Seoul and Washington are apparently in talks to arrange a summit on Could 20 or 21 in South Korea, with Biden already scheduled to be in Japan for a safety assembly later that month. If realized, the summit would come simply days after Yoon takes workplace on Could 10, making it the earliest-ever South Korea-U.S. summit following a South Korean president’s inauguration.

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