After arriving in South Korea late last night as part of her Asian tour,. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has started her schedule in the country.
First is a meeting with South Korea's National Assembly speaker, which is currently underway.
We have political correspondent Kim Bo-kyoung on the line, Bo-kyoung, give us the details.
Hello Mark, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just went in for her meeting with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo, which started at 11:50 this morning.
Also in attendance are the floor leaders of the ruling People Power Party and the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea.
Like you said, the talks are currently underway, and are to run until 12:40, followed by a brief joint press conference before lunch.
Reportedly on the agenda, are security issues in the Indo-Pacific region and North Korea-related issues including denuclearization, along with economic partnership.
Pelosi's trip marks the first visit by a U.S. House Speaker to Seoul in 20 years, as former Speaker Dennis Hastert visited in 2002.
Pelosi is also going to have talks with President Yoon Suk-yeol, but what else is on her itinerary before she departs for Japan?
Well Mark, President Yoon Suk-yeol has no plans to meet Pelosi in-person, as he is currently on his summer vacation.
But the presidential office said on Thursday that he will talk to her over the phone this afternoon.
Previously, hours ahead of Pelosi's arrival at Osan Air Base on Wednesday, the presidential office "welcomed" Pelosi's visit to South Korea and hoped that she has fruitful talks with the South Korean National Assembly Speaker.
Regarding her itinerary, after the press briefing and lunch, Pelosi will reportedly visit the inter-Korean Joint Security Area, with all eyes on a potential message for North Korea.
This will be the first time under the Biden administration that a senior U.S. official is visiting the JSA.
Right before she heads out to Japan, Pelosi is expected to go back to Osan Air Base and see General Paul LaCamera, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea.
South Korea is one of the legs of Pelosi's Asian tour, which includes stops in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan.
That's all for now, but I will bring more updates later on.
Back to you, Mark.