High-level DPRK-US talks expected to be held this week to discuss 2nd summit: RoK media

Tuesday, 2019-01-15 14:58:54
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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
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High-level talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States were expected to be held in Washington this week to discuss the second DPRK-US summit, Yonhap news agency reported on January 15 citing diplomatic sources.

The unnamed diplomatic source was quoted as saying it was known that Pyongyang and Washington were in talks to hold a senior-level dialogue, noting that given the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's schedule, the possible date for the high-level talks would be from January 17-18.

Yonhap estimated that there was a possibility for Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee, to visit Washington from January 17-18 to discuss with Pompeo the date and venue for the second summit between top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

Kim and Trump already expressed their willingness to meet again after holding the first-ever DPRK-US summit in Singapore in June last year.

Pompeo and his DPRK counterpart were supposed to hold a meeting in New York in November last year, but it was cancelled at the last minute.