Seoul (IP) - U.S. President is set to arrive in South Korea on Friday for his first summit with President to discuss a range of issues of bilateral interest.

Iran PressAsia: Joe Biden's visit, his first since taking office, comes as both Seoul and Washington believe a North Korean nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile test is imminent and could happen while he is in South Korea or Japan, the second leg of his tour.

The visit also comes only 10 days after Yoon Suk-yeol took office.

Yoon and Biden are expected to meet shortly after the U.S. president's arrival and make a joint visit to a Samsung chip plant in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, underscoring the two countries' commitment to working together to strengthen supply chains.

The two will meet again Saturday for their first summit, which will be held first in a small group and then in an expanded format, to discuss the full range of security and economic challenges facing the allies and the region.

During their summit, Yoon is expected to announce South Korea's participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, an initiative proposed by Biden to ensure secure and resilient supply chains, set the rules of the digital economy, and invest in clean, modern and high-standards infrastructure.

Kim Tae-hyo, First Deputy Director of South Korea's Presidential National Security Office, said the summit will see the two countries expand their military and economic alliance to a "technological" alliance as well.

On Sunday, Biden will depart for Japan, according to Yonhap. 


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