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Biden departs for his 1st presidential visit to the Indo-Pacific

Biden to attend Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo. Biden to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden embarked on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan, marking his first presidential trip to the Indo-Pacific region.
Biden will meet the newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and consult with officials on the challenges posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
Later, Biden will travel to Japan, where he is scheduled to participate in a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Further, the US President will attend the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24th, alongside the Premiers of Japan, India, and Australia.
Biden will also launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) while in Tokyo. The IPEF is a “21st-century economic arrangement… designed to tackle new economic challenges,” including ensuring reliable and resilient supply chains.

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