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BTS Arrives In Washington DC On Tuesday For A Meeting With President Biden At The White House

The White House announced Thursday that South Korean pop group BTS will join President Biden on Tuesday to discuss "Asian inclusion and representation" and address anti-Asian discrimination that arose in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

BTS Arrives In Washington DC
BTS Arrives In Washington DC

Mr. Biden intends to use his visit to the White House to promote the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which he signed last year and which provides law enforcement with resources to identify, investigate, and report hate crimes, as well as ensure that information about these crimes is available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Following the commencement of the pandemic, reports of anti-Asian violence and harassment dominated the headlines, fuelling suspicions that attackers were typically connecting Asian communities with the virus that was discovered in China.

BTS, a seven-member boy band, has become a global phenomenon as part of the growing popularity of the K-pop scene over the last decade.

Their tunes frequently reach the top of the charts, owing to their dance prowess. They've received Grammy nominations and routinely appear on late-night television in the United States.

The White House revealed the BTS visit only days after Mr. Biden returned from an East Asia tour that included a stop in South Korea to discuss trade and regional security cooperation.

The White House Announcement

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According to a press release, BTS will visit Washington, DC on Tuesday to meet with President Joe Biden. The Korean pop sensations will visit Washington, DC to commemorate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and to tackle anti-Asian hate crimes and misinformation.

The White House noted that Biden and BTS "will also discuss the significance of diversity and inclusion, as well as BTS' platform as youth ambassadors who transmit a message of hope and happiness around the world."

The arrival of BTS in Washington DC

According to K Media Yonhap News, @BTS twt has arrived in Washington, DC ahead of their meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday. Their trip to the White House will be their first.

Six members of the septet landed at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, where throngs of supporters awaited their arrival for their first-ever visit to the White House.

According to knowledgeable sources, the six were hustled out of the airport by a separate exit by airport authorities due to safety concerns. Jungkook, one of the group's seven members, reportedly landed in the United States on Saturday.

What Will Be The Topics Of Conversation Between BTS And Joe Biden?

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According to the White House, the global K-pop sensation will speak with Biden about "Asian inclusion and representation, as well as anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination, which have become more serious problems in recent years."

He signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in May 2021, which gives federal law enforcement the ability to identify, investigate, and report hate crimes.

According to a White House press release, President Biden and BTS will also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion, as well as BTS' platform as youth ambassadors who bring a message of optimism and happiness around the world.

BTS spoke at the United Nations in 2018 and 2021 on topics such as climate change and the COVID-19 vaccination.

2021, BTS addressed the United Nations on matters such as climate change and COVID-19 vaccine.

The White House stated, "President Biden and BTS will also discuss the significance of diversity and inclusion, as well as BTS' platform as youth ambassadors who carry a message of hope and positivity around the world."

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