South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegation to Washington has delivered a personal letter from Yoon for U.S. President Joe Biden.
Representative Park Jin of the People Power Party, who's leading the team, said they handed the letter over Tuesday during their talks at the White House with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
The two sides also discussed the need to hold a bilateral summit at an early date.
But, according to Park, no potential dates were mentioned.
During the 40-minute-long meeting, they also touched upon the possible deployment of more U.S. strategic assets to South Korea.
The lawmaker said this is an important part of Yoon's plan to strengthen Seoul's extended deterrence.
In addition, Park said the letter includes Yoon's commitment to strengthen the South Korea-U.S. alliance so they can better respond to new challenges, including North Korea's nuclear threats and economic risks.
North Korea policies were also discussed, with Seoul and Washington sharing the view that the regime's nuclear and missile activities pose a grave threat to the Korean Peninsula and beyond.
They also talked about ways to work together on other regional and global issues - namely climate change and solving supply chain disruptions.
The delegation also met on Tuesday with the Chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia to highlight the importance of bolstering the alliance.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.