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US President Joe Biden arrived in Japan this Sunday after visiting South Korea. This Monday, Tokyo is set to host the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a regional cooperation initiative aimed at boosting trade between the United States and the region in what is seen as an attempt to curb China’s influence.

It’s one of the highlights of Joe Biden’s visit to Asia. The US President is expected to launch, in Tokyo, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, an initiative that aims to strengthen cooperation between the United States and partners in the Indo-Pacific region, in areas such as supply chain protection, energy clean, and trade. Basically, the program is seen as an attempt to curb China’s influence and create global supply chains without Beijing.

The program’s launch comes a day before Tuesday’s quadrilateral (Quad) summit between the United States, Australia, India, and Japan, a security and diplomacy cooperation group that also aims to curb China’s regional ambitions.

Joe Biden arrived in Japan this Sunday, after having been to South Korea, where he reaffirmed the US commitment to defending the South Korean ally in the face of a possible threat from North Korea and did not exclude a reinforcement of joint military maneuvers.

In Seoul, the President of the United States also said he was not worried about the possibility of new nuclear tests by Pyongyang, which would be the first in five years, and he again showed himself open to dialogue with North Korea, which is at a standstill. since 2019.

Source: With Agencies

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