S. Korean foreign minister, Pompeo hold phone talks over 2nd DPRK-US summit

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/1/21 14:10:15

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks Monday morning over the second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, according to Seoul's Foreign Ministry.

Kang and Pompeo held a phone conversation for half an hour from 9:30 a.m. local time (0030 GMT).

They exchanged opinion about the visit to Washington by Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee, and the second summit between Kim Jong Un, the DPRK's top leader, and US President Donald Trump.

Kim and Trump had the first-ever DPRK-US summit meeting in Singapore in June last year. The White House said Friday that the second Kim-Trump summit will take pace "near the end of February."

During the phone dialogue, Kang and Pompeo agreed to closely cooperate in helping the WPK Central Committee vice chairman's visit to Washington lead to the success of the second Kim-Trump summit.

They also agreed to cooperate in helping sincerely implement the agreement, reached by Kim and Trump after their Singapore summit in which the two leaders agreed to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and build new relations between Pyongyang and Washington.

The top diplomats of Seoul and Washington assessed the positive advance in the Korean Peninsula situations under the cooperation between the two allies, agreeing to closely communicate with each other to make an epoch-making progress in the peninsula's complete denuclearization and the permanent peace settlement this year.


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