U.S. President Joe Biden has cited a fundamental shift in relations between South Korea and Japan ahead of next month’s U.S.-Japan summit at Camp David.
Speaking to supporters at a campaign-related fundraiser in Freeport, Maine, the day before, President Biden cited improved relations between South Korea and Japan as one of the major diplomatic achievements of his administration since taking office, according to the White House.
Mr. Biden said, “I’m hosting a little (event) next week at Camp David. I’m going to have the leaders of Japan and South Korea there,” he said.
“They’ve restored their relationship from World War II. It’s a fundamental change.”
The “little event” Biden was referring to was the U.S.-Japan summit at Camp David, the presidential retreat, next month, which he apparently misspoke as “next week.
Earlier, at an event in Los Gatos during a trip to California on March 19, Biden touted his diplomatic accomplishments, including the Group of Seven summit, saying, “We’ve worked very hard to reconcile our allies, to unite the world. We have worked very hard to reconcile our allies, to unite the world, and I think we have done that,” he said, 먹튀검증 claiming a behind-the-scenes role in improving relations between South Korea and Japan.
Biden, along with South Korean President Yun Seok-yul and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, will meet at Camp David, the U.S. presidential retreat near Washington, D.C., next month.
It will be the first time the leaders of the United States, South Korea, and Japan will meet separately for a trilateral summit.