It’s good to be with you. We begin tonight in South Korea, where President Biden continued his first presidential trip to Asia today, aiming to strengthen ties with one of America’s strongest allies in the Indo-Pacific region.
In Seoul today, President Biden pledged to strengthen a decade-old alliance, meeting for the first time with his new South Korean counterpart. In bilateral negotiations, the two presidents agreed to expand joint military exercises on and around the Korean Peninsula. And at a news conference later in the day, President Biden promised to deter the threat from a nuclear-armed North Korea.
Joe Biden, (D) President of the United States: Today, President Yoon and I have committed ourselves to strengthening our close commitment and working together to address the challenges of regional security, including addressing the threat from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.