Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden will hold talks at the White House on Jan. 13 to discuss North Korea, Ukraine, China's tensions with Taiwan and a "free and open Indo-Pacific," the White House said on Tuesday.

The two leaders will discuss "a range of regional and global issues including the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs, Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine, and maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," the White House said, using North Korea's formal name.

The meeting between Washington and its key Asian partner in standing up to China's increasing might comes as North Korea's missile tests and call for a larger nuclear arsenal worry U.S. allies in the region.