Yoon Suk-yeol’s state visit to the US could be his greatest challenge yet
Beset by trade disagreements with US and deteriorating economy, Yoon must deliver results ahead of next year’s election
The White House announced this week that President Yoon Suk-yeol will make a state visit to the U.S. on April 26 for a summit with President Joe Biden, the first such visit by an ROK leader in 12 years.
The high-profile nature of the visit speaks to the importance the two leaders place on their alliance. But the summit also comes at a sensitive time for U.S.-ROK ties, as Washington’s protectionist policies and efforts to contain China risk hurting South Korean firms.
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