Presidents Moon, Biden hold first phone summit


Presidents Moon, Biden hold first phone summit


Feb. 9, 2021

Global Korean Post


By Park Hye Ri and Lee Jihae


President Moon Jae-in on the morning of Feb. 4 in Seoul held his first phone summit with U.S. President Joe Biden.


The talk began at 8 a.m. Korean Standard Time, and afterwards, President Moon shared what the two leaders discussed through his social media accounts like those on Facebook and Twitter.


“I just had a great conversation with President Joe Biden. I welcomed ‘America’s return’ in the midst of mounting global challenges such as COVID-19, climate change and economic polarization,” he said.


“President Biden and I pledged to further upgrade the ROK-US alliance, an alliance that is anchored in shared values. We will always stand together as we work for peace on the Korean Peninsula and tackle global challenges.”


President Moon ended the post with the slogan symbolizing the bilateral alliance, “We go together!”


The phone summit came 14 days after President Biden assumed office on Jan. 20 in Washington.


On Nov. 12 last year, President Moon called President-elect Biden to send a congratulatory message on the latter’s election.