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Biden shifts focus back to Indo-Pacific with first trip to region

U.S. president visits South Korea before moving to Japan for Quad summit

U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he boards Air Force One for a trip to South Korea and Japan on May 19 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.   © AP

SEOUL/NEW DELHI -- U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea late Friday afternoon, kicking off a five-day trip to South Korea and Japan.

Air Force One touched down at the U.S. military's Osan Air Base, around 75 km south of the Demilitarized Zone, at 5:22 pm local time.

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