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President Moon to leave for Washington on Wednesday for summit with President Biden Updated: 2021-05-19 09:21:44 KST


President Moon Jae-in will embark on a trip to the U.S. on Wednesday for his first face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden.


"President Moon will be making an official working visit to the U.S. between May 19th and 22nd on the invite of President Biden. On May 21st, he will visit the White House for talks with Vice President Kamala Harris in the morning. The South Korea-U.S. summit is scheduled for the afternoon and will be followed by a joint press conference."

Beginning his official itinerary on Thursday morning -- Moon will first pay respects at the Arlington National Cemetery.
He will later visit Capitol Hill to meet with House Speaker Nanci Pelosi and other representatives.

The highlight will be Friday when Moon visits the White House for the much anticipated summit with Biden.
High on the agenda will be North Korea as Washington has completed its policy review on Pyeongyang.
Other possible topics include cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines and dealing with the global semiconductor shortage.
Later in the day, Moon will attend a ceremony for the construction of the Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington.

On Saturday, President Moon will meet with the first African-American cardinal Wilton Gregory -- the archbishop of Washington.
A visit to South Korean battery maker SK Innovation's factory in Atlanta is also in the works for the afternoon.
President Moon will arrive back in South Korea on Sunday evening.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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