21 May 2022

The following is the full text of a joint statement that South Korea and the United States issued after the first summit talks between President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden in Seoul on Saturday.

The two Presidents reaffirm their commitments to a global comprehensive strategic alliance firmly rooted in the shared values of promoting democracy and the rules-based international order, fighting corruption, and advancing human rights. President Biden appreciated President Yoon’s initiative to embrace greater regional and global responsibilities, and enthusiastically welcome the ROK taking a leadership role in the Summit for Democracy process.