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Biden Hails US-South Korea Alliance on Tour of Samsung Plant

  • President tours semiconductor complex after landing near Seoul
  • Five-day Asia trip is Biden’s first to region as president
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WATCH: Joe Biden is set for his first presidential visit to Asia. Stephen Engle reports.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden called the U.S-South Korea alliance “a lynchpin of peace, stability, and prosperity” during a visit Friday to a Samsung Electronics Co. semiconductor complex as he seeks to bolster supply chains that reduce reliance on China.

“I’ve just seen how this plant makes the most advanced semiconductor chips in the world,”  Biden said following a tour of the facility, his first stop after landing outside Seoul to start a five-day visit to South Korea and Japan.