US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is likely to visit South Korea next month on the occasion of the upcoming session of the Summit for Democracy, a US-led multination gathering aimed at promoting shared values and prosperity, diplomatic sources said Tuesday, Report informs via Yonhap.

Talks are ongoing with the US side about the top US diplomat’s potential trip to Seoul, although it has not been finalized yet, sources familiar with the matter said.

If realized, it will be Blinken coming to Korea again in just four months. He last visited Seoul in November last year and held talks with his then Korean counterpart, Park Jin.

The likely in-person visit by Blinken would mean that US President Joe Biden is expected to attend the summit virtually, the sources said.

The Summit for Democracy is led by the United States to reinforce the democratic bloc with like-minded countries in the face of various challenges posed by the rise in authoritarianism.

Korea is hosting this year’s summit, its third such session, with the exact date for the event to be announced soon.

The summit has taken place in a hybrid format: a virtual plenary session involving the leaders and an in-person session of the ministers.