Biden talks peace, security, China and Myanmar with President Moon Jae-in of Korea and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday discussed peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia and the immediate restoration of democracy in Myanmar with President Moon Jae-in of Korea.

The White House said to President Biden stressed his commitment to strengthening the United States-ROK alliance, which he described as the linchpin for peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia.

“The two leaders agreed to closely coordinate on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They also agreed on the need for the immediate restoration of democracy in Burma,” the White House said, referring to the readout of their call. “The two Presidents discussed a range of global issues critical to both our nations and agreed to work together to address shared challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.”

According to the White House, President Biden also spoke with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia “to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Australia alliance, which remains an anchor of stability in the Indo-Pacific and the world.”

“They discussed how we can work together to address global and regional challenges, including dealing with China, beating the COVID-19 pandemic, and combating climate change. They also agreed to work together, alongside other allies and partners, to hold to account those responsible for the coup in Burma. The leaders affirmed their commitment to working together to advance our shared values, global security and prosperity,” the White House added.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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