President Biden will meet with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea in Washington on Might 21, the White Home introduced on Thursday.

“President Moon’s go to will spotlight the ironclad alliance between the USA and the Republic of Korea, and the broad and deep ties between our governments, folks, and economies,” Jen Psaki, the White Home press secretary, mentioned in an announcement. “President Biden seems to be ahead to working with President Moon to additional strengthen our alliance and develop our shut cooperation.”

In an interview with The New York Times published last week, Mr. Moon urged Mr. Biden to take a seat down with North Korea and kick-start negotiations, calling denuclearization a “matter of survival” for South Korea.

Mr. Biden’s predecessor, Donald J. Trump, left workplace with out eradicating a single North Korean nuclear warhead. Kim Jong-un, the chief of North Korea, has resumed weapons assessments.

“He beat across the bush and failed to tug it by,” Mr. Moon mentioned of Mr. Trump’s efforts on North Korea. “A very powerful start line for each governments is to have the need for dialogue and to take a seat down head to head at an early date.”

He additionally referred to as for the USA to cooperate with China on North Korea and different world points, like local weather change. Deteriorating relations between the 2 international locations might threaten negotiations over denuclearization, he warned.

Mr. Biden met with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan on the White Home on April 16, marking the primary in-person go to of a overseas chief throughout his presidency.