SEOUL, April 14 (Reuters) - The office of South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-Yeoul denied on Thursday that he had requested to participate in a Japanese media conference, which included the United States, India, Australia, and Japan as an observer.
"We have checked around on that report, but it isn't true," says his spokesperson, Bae Hyun-jin, during a regular briefing.
Asked about possible summits with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Bae said Yoon "welcomes" early meetings.
Tokyo denied any request from Yoon.
"Japan has not received any inquiry linked to a media report," said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yorokazu Matsuno at a regular news conference.
Yoon, who will take office on May 10, is working to outline his foreign policy recommendations, as well as having a potential summit in Seoul with Biden during his Asia trip when he visits Japan.