The South Korean president will reportedly visit Massachusetts next week. According to a Korean television network on Wednesday, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will see the Cambridge area in Massachusetts next week as part of his U.S. tour, focusing on the biotech and digital sectors.
On April 26, President Joseph Biden will host Yoon and his wife for a state dinner in Washington, D.C., as part of Yoon’s previously scheduled visit. KBS World, the international branch of the Korean Broadcasting System, reported on Wednesday that a senior assistant to the South Korean leader disclosed his plans to visit California.
KBS World said that while in the Boston area, Yoon would attend an economic roundtable with representatives from businesses and colleges and visit MIT to learn about their digital and biotech research, according to WWLP News.
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According to the Korean YONHAP news agency, Yoon is also scheduled to deliver a speech at Harvard University titled “New Journey Toward Freedom.” Since taking office, Vice President Biden will host his second state dinner at the White House reception in Washington.
A spokesperson for Governor Maura Healey did not immediately answer an inquiry about whether Yoon’s tour of the United States could also mark the occasion of Healey’s first official head-of-state welcome at the State House. Yoon is a former prosecutor general of South Korea, just like Healey was a former attorney general.
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