"I'm cautiously optimistic that the Biden session is going to provide more detailed and visible assurance measures around Korean input into the planning process of encountering North Korea's nuclear threats," Go Myong-hyun, a senior research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, told UPI.
Go said Yoon's visit reflects a shared vision between the current administrations that extends beyond North Korea to global issues, including an increasingly assertive China and the Russian war in Ukraine.
"This alliance is multi-dimensional," he said. "And Yoon is signaling that he is like-minded when it comes to the state of the world today."
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