US, North Korean negotiators to meet again before Vietnam summit

Seoul: The top US envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi later this month, the US State Department said.

Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea, landed at a US air base south of Seoul on Friday evening. He is expected to brief South Korean officials about his visit to North Korea over the weekend.

Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun.

Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun.Credit:AP

Biegun and Kim Hyok-chol, North Korea’s special representative for US affairs, discussed «advancing Trump and Kim’s Singapore summit commitments of complete denuclearisation, transforming US-DPRK relations, and building a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula», the State Department said in a statement.

It said that Biegun and Kim agreed to meet again before the leaders’ second summit, scheduled for February 27 and 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump tweeted the venue on Friday in Washington, saying Biegun had just left North Korea after a «productive meeting» on the summit.




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