WASHINGTON - President of the United States ( U.S. ) Barack Obama plans to visit South Korea (ROK ) after the sinking of the ferry kpal , Sewol , During his visit , he will provide assistance as a form of condolences .
"The United States has a strong commitment to its ally , South Korea , in good conditions and bad moment , " Obama said , as reported by Fox News , Friday ( 18/04/2014 ) .
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This was stated during a press conference at the White House . According to reports , Obama's visit to South Korea planned for next week . U.S. Navy personnel will also be placed in the sunken ferry .
He also sent his condolences to the entire country of South Korea , in particular to the families of those killed .
Reportedly , the incident was the biggest case ever occurred during the last 20 years in South Korea . The ships are planning to travel to get to one of the southern resort island of Jeju in departing from Incheon .
The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 15, 2014 at 09:00 am local time . Currently the investigation is still underway to determine the cause of the sinking .