US Vice-President Kamala Harris will visit the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas during her Asia trip.
US Vice-President focuses Asia trip on security, adds tour to Korea DMZ
In meeting after meeting with Asian leaders on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the US commitment to regional security, and the White House disclosed that she would visit the Demilitarized Zone between the Koreas.
An official said Harris would tour the border area between South and North Korea on Thursday, at the end of her trip to Asia. The visit comes amid persistent concerns about North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the DMZ in August, and former President Donald Trump went in 2019 when he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Harris’ plan, which had been kept under wraps by her team, was unexpectedly revealed during a meeting with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Tuesday. A White House official rushed to confirm details of her trip afterward.